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Announcement 256 

American Prisoners at Quebec During the Revolution, from the 

Haldimand Papers 43 

Burlington, Vt., Earliest Records of the Unitarian Church at, 

by Eben Putnam 206 

Bellows, Parentage of Ezra, by Thomas Bellows Peck 99 

Berlin, Vt., Marriages, 1791-1830, by W. T. Dewey 221 

Bristol Co., Mass., Deeds, from 1700 179 

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A Royal Lineage, Watson 66 

^Thomps Joy and his Descendants, Joy ...... . .107 

Descendants of John White, White 108 

Early Records of First Presbyterian Church, Syracuse, N. Y. 109 

Rambles about Greenland, N. H., E^v 109 

Historical Sketches Relating to Spencer, Mass., Tower 109 

History of Scioto Co., O., Evans 110 

Gloucester Memorial Ill 

History of the Church in Tenn., Xoll 176 

"""-Lawrence Litchfield and Descendants, Litchfield 177 

*^The Tucker Genealogy, Morris 253 

Charles Allen of Portsmouth, Allen 254 

The New Haven and Wallingford Johnsons, Shepard 251 

The New Haven Potters, 1639, Shepard 254 

Samuel Blakesley of New Haven, Shepard 254 

John Hall of Wallingford, Conn., Shepard, 254 

Wylie Genealogy, Wylie 255 

' The Lancaster Family, Lancaster 255 

Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Hoyt Ill 

MacDonough-Hackstaff Ancestry, Macdonough 112 

Descendants of Vincent Meigs, Meigs .113 

History of Sanford, Me., Emery . . . .' 174 

Vital Statistics of Seymour, Conn., Sharpe 175 # 

Gen. Putnam and Battle of Bunker Hill, Putnam . . ........ .175 

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Codner Note, from English Records 98 

Coaches, Persons Paying Excise on, in Mass., 1757, from Mass. 

Archives 183 

Crown Point, Mss. Map of, about 1765, with Illustration, by 
1 Seorge G. Benedict , 191 

Contributors: — 

George Grenville Benedict. 

Byron N. Clark. 

Kate Morris Cone. 

William T. Dewey. 

Frank A. Gardner. 

Howard Redwood Guild. 

Otis G. Hammond. 

Thomas Bellows Peck. 

Eben Putnam. 

George F. Tudor Sherwood. 

Russell S. Taft. 

Dalton, Samuel, Commissioner, by Otis G. Hammond 166 

Dring Family 106 

Durand Family Record (of Louisiana) 25 

.Essex Co., Mass., Court Records 26, 83, 161 

Eno Bible Record 97 

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Town, by Kate Morris Cone 115 

Hartford, Vt., Early Families of 135 

Joy — Joyce of Co. Kilkenny, Ireland 107 

Lebanon, N. H., Inscriptions from the Pine Cemetery, by Byron 

N.Clark 147 

Lebanon, N. H., Inscriptions from the South Cemetery, by Byron 

N.Clark 187 

Lynn, Mass., Inhabitants, 1638 162 

Mayflower Ancestry of Jeremiah Richards, through Phineas 

Pratt . 48 

Mather, Cotton, Birthplace of, by Mrs. Kate M. Cone 54 

Maine Ferrymen, Petitions of, 1704, 1705 190 

Maine Families, see Harpswell. 

Mansur Note, by R. S. Taft 47 

Montpelier, Vt., Marriages, 1791-1830, by W. T. Dewey 194 

Notes 171, 174, 253 

Ober, Richard, of Beverly, and his Parentage, by Eben Putnam. . 93 

Planters, The Old, at Salem, by F. A. Gardner 3 

Privateers in the Revolution 43 

Pratt, Phineas, and Some Descendants 48 

Porter, Rev. Aaron, Letter from, to his Father-in-law, Major 

Stephen Sewall, from the Bentley Papers 173 

Peck Family Note 32 

Pedigree, How to Deal with Difficult Questions of, by G. F. T. 

Sherwood 65 

Plattsburgh, Contemporaneous Accounts of the Battle of, 1814, 

by Byron N. Clark 234 

Queries: — 

Diggins, Joslyn, Hale, Lewis, Mallett, Morris, Wheeler, 

Proctor, Emerson, Lamson 82 

Reed, Tucker 171 

Hall, Sparhawk, Tucker 172 

Bishop-Stewart 253 

Shippey 253 

Research Publication Co 178 

Reed, Joshua, of Medford, and Some of his Descendants, by H. 

R. Guild 231 

Richards Family Note 53 

Salem, Old Planters at, by F. A. Gardner '. . 3 

Records, Cemetery Inscriptions, etc., see under 
Burlington, Vt. 
Bristol Co., Mass. 

Berlin, Vt. 

Essex Co., Mass. 

Harpswell, Me. 

Hartford, Vt. 
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Montpelier, Vt. 

Taft, Judge R. S., Note Concerning 47 

Thresher, Henry, of Casco Bay, and Descendants, by Eben 

Putnam 143 

Tucker, Richard, of Casco Bay, Note on 172 

Virginia Marriage Bond, 1793 25 

Vermont Marriages 194, 206, 221 

Waifs and Strays 95 

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Lawrence Setheck, 1659 * 83 


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Vol. III. APRIL, 1902. No. 1. 


An address by the Vice-President, Frank A. Gardner, M. D., delivered 
before the Old Planters' Society, at the annual meeting, March 27, 1901. 

[By vote of the Council of the Society, ordered printed in The Genealogical 
Quarterly Magazine.] 

Members of the Old Planters' Society and Friends : The first 
address before this society was delivered by our honored Presi- 
dent, and the subject which he presented so satisfactorily for 
our consideration, was the alliance between Pilgrim and Puritan 
in Massachusetts. 

It seems appropriate that I should present today the records 
of another alliance of those early days : that of the old 
planters and the men who came with Endicott and Higginson 
and Skelton. 

We find in the early letters and histories many allusions to 
disagreements between these parties in the first years of the 
settlement at Naumkeag, and to the final adjustment of 
these differences, but no attempt has been made previously, 
to the speaker's knowledge, to collect these threads of history 



and weave them into a connected story. As we stated in 
the first publication of this society, justice has not been dofie 
these early pioneers, and the main cause for the existence 
of this society is to uncover and publish the history of those early 
days. The desire of the speaker this afternoon is to present a 
brief review of the work and influence of a definite group of 
men, namely, the Cape .Ann Planters, in an equally definite 
enterprise, — the founding of Salem. We especially desire to 
consider the relations of the old planters to the men who came 
in 1628 and 1629, and review their controversies and disagree- 
ments, up to their final organic union in the latter year. 

The first planters came to Cape Ann for the purpose of 
starting a commercial enterprise, with the hope of financial 
gain. By providing a place where the fishermen might winter 
and be ready for the spring catch, they hoped to be able to 
return to England and Spain in time to sell their fish to advan- 
tage. They were not dominated by sentiment or religious 
enthusiasm, but on the contrary were practical men, endeavoring 
to improve their worldly condition. 

While this was their prime object in coming, we would be 
doing them an injustice if we did not state that they were men 
of strong principles, and thoroughly in favor of Christian obser- 
vances. One of the prime movers in the enterprise, the Rever- 
end John White, evidently desired to make the settlement a place 
of refuge for Puritans who were deprived of their rights in Eng- 
land, and we know that the Rev. Mr. Lyford went to the 
Cape Ann settlement in 1625 with Roger Conant. We have 
proof that the men in the fishing settlements further east con- 
sidered the men of A4assachusetts Bay as favoring religious 
observances for we read in Mather's "Magnalia"* that, u There 
were more than a few attempts of the English to people and 
improve the parts of New England which were to the north- 
ward of New Plimoutk. But the designs of those attempts being 
aimed no higher than the advancement of some worldly interest, 

* Young's "Chronicles," p. 6. 



a constant series of disasters has confounded them, until there 
was a plantation erected upon the nobler designs of Christianity ; 
and that plantation, though it has had more adversaries than 
perhaps any one upon earth, yet, having obtained help from God, 
it continues to this day. There have been very fine settlements in 
the northeast regions : but what has become of them ? I have 
heard that one of our ministers once preaching to a congregation 
there, urged them to approve themselves a religious people from 
this consideration, that otherwise they would contradict the main 
end of -planting this wilderness. Whereupon a well-known per- 
son then in the assembly, cried out , *■ Sir, you are mistaken, you 
think you are preaching to the people at the Bay ; our main end 
was to catch fishy* Mather also speaks of "that more pious 
colony at the bay."f These planters were most of them God- 
fearing men, with views similar to those ascribed to Roger Con- 
ant by Reverend William Hubbard. In his history of New 
England, he says of Conant, " secretly conceiving in his mind, 
that in the following times (as since is fallen out) it might prove 
a receptacle for such as upon the account of religion would be 
willing to begin a foreign plantation in this part of the world, of 
which he gave some intimation to his friends in England. 
Whereupon that reverend person Mr. White (under God one of 
the chief founders of the Massachusetts Colony in New England) 
being grieved in his spirit that so good a work should be suffered 
to fall to the ground by the adventurers thus abruptly breaking 
off, did write to Air. Conant not to desert his business ; faithfully 
promising, that if himself with three others (whom he knew to 
be honest and prudent men), viz. John Woodberry, John Balch, 
and Peter Palfreys, employed by the adventurers would stay at 
Naumkeag, and give timely notice thereof, he would -provide a 
patent for them, and likewise send them whatever they should 
write for, either men or provisions, or goods wherewith to trade 
with the Indians. Answer was returned that they would all stay 

* Young's M Chronicles," p. 6 and Mather's " Magnalia,'-' vol. i, p. 61. 
-j- Mather's "Magnalia," vol. i, p. 62. 


on those terms, entreating that they might be encouraged accord- 
ingly ; yet it seems, before they received any return according to 
their desires, the three last mentioned began to recoil, and repent- 
ing of their engagement to stay at Naumkeag, for fear of the 
Indians, and the other inconveniences, resolved rather to go to 
Virginia, especially because Mr. Lyford, their minister, upon a 
loving invitation, was thither bound. But Mr. Conant, as one 
inspired by some superior instinct, though never so earnestly 
pressed to go along with them, peremptorily declared his mind to 
wait the providence of God in that place, where now they were, 
yea, though all the rest forsook him ; not doubting, as he said, 
but if they departed he should soon have more company. The 
other three, observing his confident resolution, at last concurred 
with him, and soon after sent back John Woodbury for Eng- 
land, to procure necessaries for a plantation. But that God, 
who is ready to answer his people before they call, as he had filled 
the heart of that good man, Mr. Conant, in New England with 
courage and resolution to abide fixed in his purpose, notwith- 
standing all opposition and persuasion he met with to the con- 
trary, had also inclined the hearts of several others in England 
about the same design."* From the above, and from the quota- 
tion taken from his petition to the General Court, published in 
the first pamphlet issued by this society, we see that the final 
success of this settlement was very largely due to the courage of 
Roger Conant. 

Much uncertainty exists concerning the landing place of these 
planters when they arrived at Salem. Some contend that the 
sloping ledge on the north side of the Salem end of Beverly 
bridge, is the place of landing, but the burden of proof seems, in 
the mind of the speaker, to be in favor of some locality on the 
South River, not far from the foot of Elm Street. The houses 
which they erected were certainly much nearer this latter point, 
and a description of the locality by William Wood in his " New 

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* Hubbard's "History of N. E.," p. 107-S, (Mass. Hist. Soc. Edition, 



England Prospect,"* favors the latter location. He says of Salem, 
it "stands on the middle of a neck of land very pleasantly, hav- 
ing a south river on the one side, and a north river on the other 
side," and speaks of most of the houses as standing on this neck. 

The planter's marsh was undoubtedly in that neck of land 
between the North River and Collin's Cove, but we have no record 
that any of the planters built houses in this locality, and we 
know that the houses of many of them stood near the present 
center of the city. These old planters had granted to them in 
1635-6, extensive farm lands in recognition of their services to 
the colony: 1000 acres were assigned to John Balch, Roger 
Conant, Peter Palfrey, William Trask, and John Woodbury, in 
equal parts of 200 acres each. This land was around the head- 
waters of Bass River in what is now Beverly, and extended from 
Bass River to and around the u great pond" or Wenham Lake. 

Others of the old planters had land granted to them in differ- 
ent localities, as we shall see. , 

'John Balch, in 1638, built his house on what is now Cabot St., 
Beverly, near the Boston and Maine Railroad crossing. 

Roger Conant, at a later date, erected a house for himself in the 
neighborhood upon the opposite side of the street. His first 
house, which was the first one erected in Salem, was on the 
north side of Essex Street not far from Washington Street. 

Captain William Trask lived on what is now Boston Street a 
short distance east of the old burying ground near the Peabody 
line. His mill was on Gardner's Brook in the rear of the Trask 
house. The grounds at present used by the Essex Agricultural 
Society were granted to him as an orchard. 

Thomas Gardner, in 1 64 1, had a house on what is now Essex 
Street about midway between the present Public Library and 
Flint Street. His farm grant of 100 acres was on what is now 
Lowell Street in Peabody, near the Needham farm, and the 
swamp which is crossed by the Newburyport turnpike near the 
depot at West Peabody Junction has been known even in recent 

* Boston reprint, 1764, p. 50. 






years as Gardner's swamp. The old farm house remained 
standing until October, 1854, when it was burned, having been 
set on fire by a disaffected farm hand. His homestead lot was in 
Peabody, and the house stood on the present corner of Central 
and Elm Streets. This was granted to him in 1643. 

William Allen lived on what is now Essex Street, on the 
western corner of Elm Street. 

Walter Price had a house on the northeast corner of Essex and 
Washington Streets, where Mr. Luscomb's drug store stands. 
John Woodberry occupied the lot next east of this. 

Peter Palfrey lived on the present site of the Essex House 
until 1652, when he removed to Wakefield, where he lived 
near the present station of the Salem Branch in Wakefield, near 
Smith's Pond. 

William Jtffiry^ another of the old planters at Cape Ann, 
lived at Jeffery's Creek, now Manchester by the Sea, and after- 
ward went to Newport, R. I., where he died in 1675, aged 84. 

Richard Norman had his house at the foot of Norman's Rocks 
at the head of Essex Street. His son Richard lived at Marble- 

The Old Planters' House, which was first erected at Cape 
Ann, and afterwards moved to Salem, must of necessity claim 
some of our attention this afternoon. Felt says: "After Roger 
Conant and others had houses erected at Naumkeag, Governor 
Endicott ordered the materials of another at Cape Ann, to be 
brought hither in 1628, and rebuilded for his own abode. This 
mansion so transferred was prevailingly of the model in England 
first called Tudor, and afterwards the Elizabethan, which was 
essentially Gothic." This house was mentioned by Rev. Francis 
Higginson when he came in 1629, as "a faire house newly built 
for the Governour." 

Richard Brackenbury, of Beverly, many years later testified that 
he "came to Salem with Governour Endicott; that he found 
here old .Goodman Norman and son, William Allen, Walter 
Knight; and others; that these persons stated, that they came over 







to Cape Ann for the Dorchester Company; that they and Roger 
Conant, J. Woodbury, P. Palfrey, J. Balch, and others, had 
erected houses at Salem; that he was informed that the Dor- 
chester Company had sold their right to the Massachusetts 
Company before iVIr. Endicott came over; that A4r. Endicott 
when he arrived hither, took possession of Cape Ann, and in the 
course of the year had the houses built there pulled down for his 
own use, and also took possession of Cape Ann side (Beverly) 
and soon after laid out lots for tillage there." In 1680, this 
same Richard Brackenbury in a deposition, mentions the house 
at Cape Ann, which he says he "assisted in taking down and 
reconstructing at Salem for Governor Endicott's use. It is 
believed by many that the frame of this house still exists in the 
wooden block on the northeast corner of Washington and Church 
Streets in Salem. 

Governor Endicott's house originally stood nearer the present 
corner of Federal and Washington Streets, but in the list of cottage 
rights no house was mentioned on the site of the Bufrum Block 
above referred to. Later, however, the Governor's lot was 
vacant, while the house occupied by Mr. Epps, the schoolmaster, 
stood on the lot on which the supposed timbers of the old house 
still stand, on the corner of Church and Washington Streets. 

Mr. William P. Upham tells me that he believes that when 
Mr. Epps, who was related to the Endicotts, acquired this lot of 
land, he had the house removed to the site referred to, and that 
these old timbers are, therefore, a part of the original Planters' 

* Mr. William P. Upham, has kindly sent the following to the 
author : " When the house was taken to pieces and removed by Mr. Buf- 
fum, I remember seeing, while standing in Church Street, what seemed to be 
a gable end on the east side, having apparently carved timbers projecting as 
an ornament, and showing the original red painting. I recall that nearly 
sixty years ago, I was often in the house called the Old Planters' House, 
then owned by the father of my friend and playmate at that time, Mr. Ben- 
jamin S. Newhall, and I then heard the southeastern room in the second 
story called the 'Governor's' room." 


When this house was remodeled many years ago, Mr. Upham 
lived at home with his Father, Rev. Charles W. Upham, the 
historian, on the opposite corner where the Cate Block now 
stands. He was deeply interested in this matter, and had the 
opportunity of viewing the old house when the outside covering 
was removed. The receding walls of the second and lower 
stories were plainly shown, and the peaks and gables on the ends 
were very fantastically decorated, showing that the house was of 
more than ordinary importance. In fact, such a house as might 
have been erected for the Governor. 

The statement made by Thomas Maule, arraigning Governor 
Endicott, in his " Truth Set Forth and Maintained," that " one 
can hardly find where his fair dwelling in Salem stood," might 
apply to the building being removed, quite as well as to its 

Having briefly considered the old planters separately and 
carefully reviewed the evidences concerning the so-called 
Old Planters' House, we turn our attention to some of the 
dangers and trials which beset them in their new home at 
Naumkeag. When we think how numerous and great these 
dangers were, we can wonder but little that so many turned 
back to their old English home. Sickness wrought sad havoc, 
and over eighty died in the winter of 1629.* 

From the records of the Court of Assistants, held in London, 
March 5, 1629, we learn that an attempt was made to induce a 
surgeon to sail for Salem : "A proposicon beeing made to inter- 
tayne a surgeon for the plantacon, Mr. (John) Pratt was pro- 
pounded as an abell man vppon theis condicons, namely, That 
40 pounds should bee allowed him, viz — for his chist 25 pounds, 
the rest for his own sallery for the first yeere, prouided he con- 
tinue 3 yeeres, the Companie to bee at charge of transporting his 
wiffe and (servant), haue 20 pounds a yeere for the other 2 
yeeres, and to build him a howse at the Companie's chardge and 

*Thomas Dudley's letter, Young's "Chronicles,'" p. 311. 







to allott him ioo acres of ground. But if he stay but one yeere, 
then the Companie to bee at charge of his bringing back for Eng- 
land and he to leaue his servant and chist for the Companies 
saruice." Also, "Agreed with Robert Morley, seruant to 
Andrewe Mathewes, late barber surgeon, to serue the Companie 
in Newe England for three yeeres, the first yeere to haue 20 
nobles, the second yeere , the third yeere 20 markes, to 

serve as a barber and a surgeon." 

In a letter from the company dated the 17th of the following 
month, we read : " We have entertained Lambert Wilson, 
chirurgeon to remaine with you in the service of the plantacon, 
with whom we are agreed, that he shall serve this companie and 
the other planters that live in the Plantacon for three yeares, 
and in that tyme apply himselfe to cure, not only of such as 
come from hence for the generall and^ particular accompts, but 
also for the Indians, as from tyme to tyme he shall be directed'* 
by the council. " Moreover he is to educate and instruct in his 
art one or more youths, such as you and the said Council shall 
appoint, that may be helpful to him, and if occasion serve, suc- 
ceed him in the Plantacon, which youth or youths fitt to learn 
that profession, lett be placed with him, of which Mr. Higge- 
son's sonne, if his father approue thereof, may be one, the 
rather becavse he hath bin trayned vp in litterature; but if not 
hee, then such other as you shall judg most fitt.* 

We should also mention the work done by the good Plymouth 
physician in Salem. We read that "Mr. Endicott hearing we at 
Plymouth have a very skilful doctor, namely Mr. Fuller, sends to 
our Governor for him who forthwith sends him to their assist- 
ance." And again in a letter from Governor Endicott to Gov- 
ernor Bradford dated at Salem, iMay nth, 1629, "I acknowledge 
myself much bound to you for your kind love and care in sending 
Mr. Fuller amongst us."f 

Sickness was not, however, the only menace to their well being ; 

*Young's "Chronicles," p. 166. 

fYoung's "Chronicles," p. 32. "Chronicles of Plymouth," p. 223. 


the danger from the Indians was great. The tribes hereabout 
were at war with each other, and it was only by kind treatment 
accorded by the settlers to the Agawams, and assistance rendered 
them against their enemies, that their position was made tenable 
at all. 

The planters were careful in their dealings with the red men 
to avoid all danger of offending them, and the authorities of the 
Massachusetts Bay Company in their first letter of instruction to 
Governor Endicott, wrote, "above all we pray you be careful that 
there be none in our precincts permitted to do any injury in the 
least kind, to the heathen people; and if any offend in that way, 
let them receive due correction. " * 

William Dixy, who came in 1629, in a deposition dated Feb. 
16, 1 68 1, stated: "Before we came to dwell here, the 
Indians bid us welcome, and showed themselves very glad that 
we came to dwell among them, and understood that they had 
kindly entertained the English that came over before we came, 
and the English and Indians had a field together, and the Indians 
fled to shelter themselves under the English often times, saying 
they were afraid of their Indian enemy in the country. 1 remem- 
ber sometime after we arrived the Agawam Indians complained 
to Mr. P^ndicott that they were afraid of the Tarrentines, and 
Hugh Brown with others were sent in a boat to Agawam for the 
Indians relief, and at other times we gave our neighbor Indians 
protection from their enemies." t 

Humphrey Woodbury in a deposition of the same date, stated 
that "The Indians were glad of the colonists company, planted 
by them, and came to them for protection against their Indian 
enemy up country, and we did shelter them when they fled, and 
• we did have their free leave to build and plant, where we had 
taken up their lands; the same year or next after we came to 
Salem, we cut hay for cattle, which we brought over on the 
Beverly side and have had possession of Beverly side ever since."J 

* Young's "Chronicles, 1 ' p. 159. 
f Felt's "Annals," first edition. 
JFelt's "Annals," first edition, p. 167. 


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These depositions, made when the heirs of John Mason were 
endeavoring to prove their claim to all the territory between the 
Merrimack: and the North River, show how careful Conant was 
to go beyond the territory which had been granted to John 
Mason, and at the same time proves that he had been wise 1 
enough to obtain a title from the Indians, in return for services 

We learn also from these depositions, and from the published 
works of Rev. Francis Higginson and William Wood, quotations 
from which were given in the first publication of this society, that 
the planters began to till the soil as soon as possible after arrival. 
They were dependent for food largely upon what they could raise, 
and the attempts in this line at Cape Ann had been unsuccessful. 
Wood records that they fertilized the soil with fish and raised corn. 

The matter of enriching the soil is frequently mentioned, and 
at a meeting of the Court of Assistants, held May 21, 1629, 
the court ordered that "each person be permitted to seat himself 
and build his house in a convenient place not formerly built 
(upon) nor manured."* 

With such good success did they till the soil, that Thomas 
Graves who came in 1629, wrote back to England, as follows: 
rt The increase of corn is here far beyond expectation, as I have 
seen here by experience in barley, the which because it is so much 
above your conception, I will not mention." They did not, how- 
ever, confine-themselves to the food^ necessities, but raised tobacco 
for their solace, and thereby incurred the displeasure of Governor 

The idea of raising tobacco had been considered by some even 
as early as 1624, for Winslow in "Good Newes," wrote 
"Tobacco may there be ^planted, but not with that profit as in 
some other places ; neither were it profitable there to follow it 
though the increase were equal, because fish is a better and richer 
commodity, to be had in equal abundance." f 

* Records of Mass. Bay, Young's "Chronicles," p. 77. 
j- Thornton's "Landing at Cape Anne," p. 50. 

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In the first general letter of the Massachusetts Bay Company 
to Governor Endicott, dated Gravesend, April 17, 1629, he was 
instructed as follows : u And as touching the old planters, their 
earnest desire for the present to continue the planting of tobacco 
(a trade by this whole Company generally disavowed, and utterly 
disclaimed by some of the greatest adventurers amongst us, who 
absolutely declared themselves unwilling to have any hand in this 
Plantation if we intended to cherish or permit the plantation 
thereof, or any other kind, than for a man's private use, for mere 
necessity) we are of the opinion the old planters will have small 
encouragement to that employment; for we find here, by late 
experience, that it doth hardly produce the freight and custom ; 
neither is there hope of amendment, there being such quantities 
made in other place, that ere long it is like to be of little worth. 
Nevertheless, if the old planters (for we exclude all others), con- 
ceive that they cannot provide for their livelihood, we leave it to 
the discretion of yourself and Council there, to give way for the 
present to the planting of it in such manner and with such 
restrictions as you and said Council shall think fitting ; having an 
especial care, with as much conveniency as may be, utterly to 
suppress the planting of it except for mere necessity. But, how- 
ever, we absolutely forbid the sale of it, by any of our own or 
particular men's servants, unless upon urgent occasion, for the 
benefit of health and taken privately." In the second letter they 
wrote: "As in our former, so now again we especially desire 
you to take care that no tobacco be planted by any of the new 
planters under your government, unless it be some small quantity 
for mere necessity, and for physic, for the preservation of their 
health ; and that the same to be taken privately by ancient men, 
and none other; and to make a general restraint thereof, as much 
as in you is, by persuading the old planters to employ themselves 
in other business, according to our example, and not to permit 
that any tobacco be laden there upon our ships." 

Governor Craddock in his letter to Capt. Endicott, dated 
Feb. 16, 1629, wrote: "The course you have taken in giving 





our countrymen their content in the point of planting tobacco 
there for the present (their necessity considered), is not dis- 
allowed ; but we trust God, other means will be found to employ 
their time more comfortable and profitable also in the end ; and 
we cannot but generally approve and commend their good reso- 
lutions to desist from the planting thereof, whenas they shall dis- 
cern how to employ their labors otherwise, which we hope they 
will be speedily induced unto, by such precepts and examples as 
we shall give them." * 

Not only in allowing them to raise tobacco but in other ways 
did the officials of the Massachusetts Bay Company make con- 
cessions and grant privileges to the old planters. At the Gen- 
eral Court holden at London, 30th day of April, 1629, by the 
Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land, they passed the following: u To the end that the former 
planters there may have no occasion of exception, as being 
excluded out of the privileges of the Company, this Court are 
content, and do order, by erection of hands, that such of the said 
former planters as are willing to live within the limits of our 
Plantation, shall be enabled and are hereby authorized, to make 
choice of two, such as they shall think fit, to supply and make 
up the number of twelve of the said Council, one of which 
twelve is by the Governor and Council or the major part of them 
to be chosen Deputy to the Governor for the time being." 

Felt states that " the letter having oraered that, if Roger 
Conant and his associates declined being represented in this 
council, this body might supply its own vacancies, so caused, 
uses expressions, which denote that a part of the first settlers 
here considered themselves as injured, by having the colony 
taken from their immediate control." The language of the 
original document is as follows : "And that it may appeare as well 
to all the worlde as to the old planters themselves, that we seke 
not to make them slaves, as it seems by your letter some of 
them thinke themselves to bee become by meanes of our patent, 

* Young's "Chronicles," p. 136. 


wee are content they shall be partakers of such priviledges, as 
wee, from his Majesty's espetial grace, with great cost, favor of 
personages of note, and much labor, haue obtained ; and that 
they shalbe incorporated into this Socyetie, and enjoy not only 
those lands, which formerly they haue manured, but such a fur- 
ther proporcon " as the civil authorities think best. u Besides, it 
is still our purpose, that they should haue some benefitt by the 
common stock, as was by your first commission directed, with 
this addicon, that if it bee held too much to take 30 per cent, 
and the fraight of the goods, for and in consideracon of our 
adventure and disbursement of our moneyes, to bee paid in Bever 
at 6' per pound., that you moderate the said rate," as equity 
requires. u Our further order is, that none bee partakers of any 
of the aforesaid priuiledges and proffitts but such as bee peaceable 
men, and of honest lyfe and conversacon, and desirous to liue 
amongst vs, and conforme themselves to good order and govern- 
ment. "* 

In this connection it is well to note that the officials of the 
Massachusetts Bay Company had in mind these old planters 
when they sent Governor Endicott and his Company, as Thomas 
Dudley in his letter to the Countess of Lincoln wrote: "We 
sent Mr. John Endicott and some with him, to begin a planta- 
tion and to strengthen such as he should find there, which we 
sent thither from Dorchester, and some places adjoining."f 
We read in the Planter's Plea, that the Endicott Company was 
sent " to erect a new colony upon the old foundation." 

Hubbard states that it was "to carry on the plantation of the 
Dorchester agents at Naumkeag or Salem, and make way for 
the settling of another colony in Massachusetts (Charlestown)." 

Other disagreements evidently arose between the old planters 
and the men who came with Governor Endicott, and these were 
finally settled as Rev. William Hubbard tells in his " Narrative " : 
" The late controversy that had been agitated with too much 

*Felt"s "Annals," first edition, v. I, p. 77. 
-j- Young's "Chronicles," p. 311. 


animosity betwixt the fore mentioned Dorchester planters and 
their new agent, Mr. Endicott, and his company then sent over, 
being by the prudent moderation of Mr. Conant, agent before 
for the Dorchester merchants, quietly composed, that so meum 
and tuum, that divide the world, should not disturb the peace of 
good Christians, that came so far to live together in Christian 
Amity and Concord." 

* Rev. John White states that when the name was changed from 
Nahumkeik to Salem, it was done " upon a faire ground, in 
remembrance of a peace settled upon a conference at a general 
meeting between them and their neighbors, after expectance of 
some dangerous jar," a fact related by Thornton as follows : 
"On the thirtieth day of June 1629, at a general court convened 
by Governor Endicott, they were by common consent " all com- 
byned together into one body politique under the same Gover- 
nor," a consummation of the labors of Conant and White entit- 
ling them to our everlasting gratitude, and a loftier fame than 
New England has yet awarded them." 

The review of the characters of the two leaders Conant and 
Endicott, which Judge Wingate Thornton gives us seems so fair 
and just that I will quote it. in full: "Besides strict integrity 
there was little in common to the characters of Conant and 
Endicott. Each was peculiarly fitted for the duties and periods 
assigned to him, and had the order been reversed, the result 
would have been fatal. Conant was moderate in his views, tol- 
erant, mild, and conciliatory, quiet and unobtrusive, ingenuous 
and unambitious, preferring the public good to his private inter- 
ests ; with the passive virtues he combined great moral courage 
and an indomitable will ; avoiding difficulty at Plymouth, and 
without losing their esteem, he quietly withdrew to Nantasket ; 
he was a minister of peace at the time of Hewes' reprisal ; he 
inspired the planters with resolution to remove to Naumkeag, 
and his integrity of purpose prevented the utter dissolution of the 
colony there; he was the pacificator in the difficulties between 
the old and new planters on Endicott's arrival, and then retired 


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with noble Christian resignation to the privacy and industry of 
the humblest planter. Governor Conant's true courage and 
simplicity of heart and strength of principle eminently qualified 
him for the conflicts of those rude days of peril, deprivation and 
trial. He was at the head of the forlorn hope ; he died victori- 
1 ous, but neglected, and neither monument nor tradition tells of 
the place where he rests. Endicott was the opposite of Conant, 
arbitrary and sometimes violent, he ruled with a determined hand 
and carried the sword unsheathed ; quick to assert and ready to 
maintain his rights ; firm and unyielding, he confronted all 
obstacles with a vigorous resistance ; a man of theological asper- 
ity and bigoted, he was guarded against every insidious foe ; 
these were the elements necessary to the prosperity, and even the 
safety of the colony, from the time of Conant's retiracy, crush- 
ing insubordination and excluding every hostile element. He 
was chief magistrate for more years than any of his successors."* 
One of the objects of this society is to "erect monuments or 
other memorials to the old planters," and one of the speaker's most 
cherished wishes is to see a tablet placed by this society upon 
the site of Roger Conant's house in Salem, the first house erected 
in the good old town. 

* Thornton's "Landing at Cape Ann," p. 66. 



[Compiled from the original town records, with notes and additions, by 

Eben Putnam.] 

(Continued from Vol. II, p. 182, October, igoi.) 

[Abbreviations: n>., married; pub., publishment of marriage intention; 
d., died; b., born; dau., daughter; H., Harpswell ; Ch., children.] 


Elijah, m. Bethiah (pub. 30 Jan., 1762, to Bethiah Frees, of 

Ch: — Dolly, b. 26 Feb., 1766; Elijah, b. 4 Mar., 1768; 
John, b. 7 Oct., 1770; Silas, b. 5 July, 1772; Isaac, b. 2 Nov., 
1775; Nathaniel, b. 26 Feb., 1778; Mary, b. 2 Mar., 1783. 

Ephraim, m. Lois. 

Ch : — William Page, b. 25 Dec, 18 19; Ambrose Curtis, b. 
25 Dec, 1819; d. 20 July, 1826 ; Mehitable, b. 13 July, 1820. 

John, pub. to Martha Alexander, both of H., 7 Jan., 1769. 

Elisha, d. 6 April, 1859; m - Bertha. 

Ch: — Abraham, b. 12 Jan., 1798; Elisha, b. 12 April, 1800; 
Elizabeth, b. 30 June, 1802; Merriam, b. 10 June, 181 1; Abi- 
gail, b. 20 April, 18 16 j Huldah, b. 7 April, 1819; d. 20 Jan., 

Abram, m. Hannah, dau. of Benjamin Hodgkin, of Harpswell. 
• Ch: — Benjamin H., b. 2 Sept., 1820 ; d. 14 Aug., 1853; 
Elisha, b. 25 May, 1824; Abram T., b. 14 July, 1828; Eliza 
Ann, b. 19 July, 1833; Hannah, b. 14 Dec, 1836. 


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Elisha, Jr., d. 25 Aug., 1883; m. Ann, dau. of Walter 
Merryman, of Harpswell, who d. 1 Jan., 185 1. 

Ch : — Jane, b. 1 March, 1832; George, b. 12 Nov., 1833; 
Emom, b. 27 Sept., 1835; Isabel M., b. 1 Jan., 1838; Isaac 
Toothaker, b. 22 April, 1840; Betsey M., b. 30 May, 1842; 
Mary Ann, b. 31 Oct., 1844; John/b. 22 Dec, 1851. [Fur- 
ther record in Book II.] 


Philip, m. Mercy, dau. of George Williams, of Bath, who 
d. 16 July, 1827. 

Ch: — Eunice, b. 7 Dec, 1777; Elizabeth, b. 2 Feb., 1781; 
d. Feb., 1802; Priscilla, b. 23 Dec, 1783 ; d. 1801; Humphrey, 
b. 8 Feb., 1787; d. in New Orleans, 1 849 ; George, b. 24 
March, 1789; Lucy, b. 11 July, 1792. . 

George, m. Deborah. 

Ch : — John Hopkins, b. 11 May, 1821. 

Jacob, m. Hannah Booker, by Wm. Sylvester, Esq., 17 Sept., 

i7 6 7- 

Samuel, d. 12 July, 1837, aged 23 years. 


Says Wheeler in Hist. Brunswick : "James Barbidge of No. Yarmouth, 
b. UflFculme, Devon, Eng., about 1697, son of James and Prudence, whose 
other children were dau. Tampson," (m. to John Brumfield); sons, 
Peter, Courtney, and William. Dep. of J. B., 1730, referred to as in 
Vol. 13, N. E. H. Gen. Reg. Also Harpswell Records give James Bab- 
bidge, aged 78, d. 1 1 Aug., 1764, therefore b. 1686. 

Courtney, who d. 16 Feb., 1767, m. Sarah, dau. of James 
Bibber, m. (pub. 19 Dec, 1767) 2d., Abigail, dau. of William 

Ch : — Sarah, b. North Yarmouth, 20 Dec, 1756; William, 
b. Harpswell, 22 May, 1758; d. 10 Feb., 1767; Stephen, b. 3 
Feb., .1760 ; Courtney, b. 17 Oct., 1761; Betty, b. 18 Sept., 
1763; Susanna, b. 2 April, 1766; William, b. 15 Sept., 1769. 



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James, Jr., m. Mary. 

Ch: — James, b. 10 Dec, 1775; Deborah Sylvester, b. 22 
Sept., 1777. 

William, pub. to Rebecca Bibber, both of Harpswell, 4 Nov., 
1758; m. 7 Dec, 1758. 

Tamesin Babbege of Harpswell, and John Starbourd of 
Brunswick, intend marriage 29 Sept., 1759. 

James Babbidge and Mary Sylvester, both of H., intend m. 
8 July, 1765. 

Samuel Babbidge of H., and Mary Silman, of Mhd., intend 
m. 26 Sept., 1765. 

James, d. 11 Aug., 1764, in the 78th year of his age. 


Dea. Timothy Bailey, of Hanover, Mass., desc. in 3d genera- 
tion from John, of Scituate, m. 1st, 27 May, 1731, Hannah Buck, 
who d. 9 Oct., 1740 ; m. 2d, 9 June, 1742, Hannah Curtis, and 
with his wife was recommended to church in No. Yarmouth. 
Settled on Bailey's Island. 

Ch : — Olive, b. May, 1735; d. 26 May, 1736; Timothy, b. 
June, 1737 ; d. y.; Sarah, b. 13 March, 1739 ; Delight, b. 12 June, 
1745 ; Olive, bap. 15 May, 1748 j Timothy, bap. 13 Oct., 1751. 

(Wheeler's Hist. Brunswick.) 

John Bailey went from Weymouth to Scituate, 1670, 
(Deane). He m. 2.5 Jan., 1672, Sarah While; m. 2d, 9 Dec, 
1699, Ruth Clothier, and d. 17 18 (Deane). Eldest child was 
John, b. 5 Nov., 1673; wno m * 1 9 Feb. I 7 00 i Abigail, dau. of 
Dea. Samuel Clapp. He d. at Hanover, June, 1752, and his 
widow 2 March, 1753. He was selectman 1735-7, and a man 
of influence. 

Of his eleven children Timothy (the 5th), b. 20 March, 

1709, and Naomi (the last), b. 1722, m. 1741, Benj. Curtis, 

and Jacob (the 3rd), b. 13 Dec, 1706. (Timothy is given 


(Barry's Hist. Hanover, Mass.) 



Jacob, b. 13 Dec, 1706, son of John 2d, m. 10 June, 1728, 
Ruth Palmer; m. 2d, Hatch. 

Ch : — Jacob, b. 20 Jan., 1729. Moved to Maine, m. a 
Tinkham (?) and had ch. Ruth, b. 10 Jan., 1731 ; m. 13 May, 
1788, George Sterling, of Eng.; she d. 1704; Charles, b. 26 Apr., 
1734; Stephen, b. 27 Feb., 1737; Hannah, b. 29 June, 1739; 
m. Sam'l House, of Pembroke j George, b. 2 Aug., 1741. 

(Barry's Hist. Hanover, Mass.) 

John (John, 'John, John) Bailey, m. Ruth Randall, 1750, and 
d. 1 8 10. His son Lebbans moved to No. Yarmouth, Me., m. a 
Myrick, and had ch. one of whom was Rev. Rufus W. Bailey. 
Another son of John was Calvin, who d. at Bath, Me., 1835. 

(Hist. Hanover.) 
Jacob, m. Phebe. 

Ch : — Anna, b. 21 Dec, 1779; Jacob, b. 23 June, 1781; 

Phebe, b. 22 Sept., 1784; Charles, b. 25 May, 1786; d. 13 

Aug., 1843; Moses, b. 1 Feb., 1789; Ruth, b. 3 Feb., 1792; 

Thankful, b. 28 Feb., 1794; George, b. 25 April, 1796. 

Jacob, m. Amy, dau. of Nathaniel Pinkham. 
Ch: — Jacob, b. 25 July, 18 19; Elijah P., b. 9 May, 1825; 
Charles W., b. 12 Sept., 1831. 

Timothy, Jr., pub. to Katharine Pinkham, both of Harpswell, 
23 Mar., 1775. 

Bethiah Bailey, of H. pub. to John Handerford, of Topsham, 

16 Nov., 1776. 


James (d. 17 Feb., 1827, Wheeler), m. Agnes, dau. of t Mr. 
William Wire, late of Boston, dec'd., who d. 26 Jan., 1822. 

Ch: — Elizabeth, b. 11 Feb., 1777; Joshua, b. 21 May, 1781; 
William, b. 9 Feb., 1784; d. July, 1852; Robert, b. 9 Dec, 
1785 ; Agnes, b. 21 Jan., 1788. 

(Son of Joshua, of Hanover, b. there, 8 Oct., 17445 m. Agnes, dau. of 
Win. Wyer, and settled in Harpswell. A sister Mary m. a Curtis, and 
settled on the Neck. She was b. in Hanover, 1743. (Wheeler's Brunswick.) 
(See Hist, of Hanover.) 


Robert, m. Priscilla, dau. of James Doughty, of Harpswell. 

Ch:— Lettise, b. 6 Aug., 181 1; Merryman, b. 11 Oct., 
1813; David Wier, b. 4 Sept., 1815; d. 23 April, 1842; 
James Doughty, b. 9 May, 1820; d. June, 1854; William, b. 
9 March, 1823; Adaline, b. 9 June, 1828 ; Priscilla Francis, b. 
16 Dec, 1832. 

[Barry in Hist. Hanover, makes William Barstow, of Dedham, 
1636, the founder of this line of the family. According to him four 
brothers were here. (1) George, of Dedham and Scituate, who d. at 
Cambridge in 1652, leaving a will. (2) Michael, of Watertown, 
who mentions his bro. George's children in will, also children of 
John Barstow, dec'd. He d. 1674. (3) John. (4) William as 
above, and v/ho m. Anne. William's son, Joseph, b. in Ded- 
ham 6, 4 mo., 1639; m. Susanna Lincoln, of Hingham, 16 May, 
1666; and d. 17 April, 1712; she d. 31 Jan., 1730. He lived 
at Hanover, and left a son, Joseph, (besides others) b. 22 Jan., 
1675, who m. ^'lary, 25 July, 1728. Had a large estate. His 
widow m. Thos. Bryant, 14 May, 1735. Among his ch. was 
Joshua, b. 8 Sept., 1720; who m. 21 April, 1741, Eliza Foster. 
He was u drowned at the Eastward, Oct. 3, 1763, aged 44" 
years. His ch. were : — 

Joseph, b. 13 Nov., 1742; d. 2 May, 1759; Mary, b. 6 
June, 1743; m. a Curtis; resided in Harpswell Neck, and had a 
large family, mostly sons; James, b. 8 Oct., 1744; Barshaway, 

b. 20 Feb., 1745 ; m. Merrill; Abigail, b. 26 Sept., 1747 ; 

d. 24 Oct., 1749; Joshua, b. 26 June (T. Rec: 7 July, Fam. 
Rec), 1749; Calvin, b. 7 Oct., 1750; rem. to Preston, Conn.; 
Ezekiel, b. 7 June (T. Rec: 7 July, Fam. Rec), 1752 ; Abigail, 
b. 29 Sept. (T. Rec: 7 Dec, Fam. Rec), 1753; m. Ainsworth, 
of Portland, Me.; (Timothy?) Hatherly, b. 22 Feb;, 1755, of 
Portland ; Foster, b. 2 April, 1757 ; Elizabeth, b . 5 Feb., 1760 ; 
Joseph (?) settled at No. Yarmouth, Me., was first a blacksmith, 
then a saddler. 
Others of the name settled in Maine before the Revolution.] 




i : 

44 . records of the town of harpswell. 


Josiah, i. i Feb., 1839; m. who d. 29 Dec, 1837; 

Ch: — Betty, b. 6 Oct., 1790; Nancy, b. 12 Mar., 1803. 

John, m. Mary Goodrow. 

Ch: — Martha,* b. 19 Feb., 1815; Mary,* b. 23 May, 1816; 

Charles,* b. 11 May, 18 18; Luander,* b. 1 Oct., 1820 ; 

Joseph, b. 23 Sept., 1822; d. 24 Dec, 1856; Mahala, b. 15 

Aug., 1824; Johnf b. 15 April, 1827; d. 17 Feb., 1848; 

Rosilla, b. 5 Oct., 1829; d. 25 Sept., 1846; Levina, b. 1 Sept., 



Benjamin, of Harpswell, and Martha Winchell, of Topsham, 
25 May, 1768. 

Mary, of H., and Hezekiah Stout, of Brunswick, intend mar- 
riage 5 Jan., 1 759/1 760. 

Benjamin, of H., and Sarah Thomas, of Georgetown, intend 

marriage, 17 July, 1762. 

Abraham, to Martha Finney, both of H., pub. 11 Jan., 1771. \ 

Henry, m. by Rev. Elisha Eaton, to Mary Alexander, 27 i 

J an -> ^757- I 

Capt. William, d. 20 Nov., 1854; m. dau. of Phebe Tru- 1 

fant, of Bowdoin, who d. 7 Mav, 1851. | 

Ch: — William, b. 5 Feb., 181 3; d. 25 Dec, 1831; Henry, \ 

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b. 22 May, 1 8 15; Isaac L., b. 25 July, 1817; Elizabeth, b. 22 j 

July, 1820 j d. 23 Mar., 1848; George W., b. 14 Mar., 1823. 


John, Jr., to Rachel Bates, both of H., pub. 13 May, 1768. 


Jonathan, Jr., m. Patience, dau. of Charles Johnson, of 

*Recorded 7 June, 1821. 

-j-See page 126 of Record. Mr. John Black, 2d, died Feb., 1849. 

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Ch: — Charles, b. 1 1 Aug., 1831; Colby, b. 7 May, 1833; 
Mary and Jane, b. 4 Jan., 1835. 

Samuel, pub. to Lois Hicks, both of H., 17 May, 1770. 


Lazarus, m. Cathrine, dau. of John Blake, of Harpswell. 
Ch: — Ebenezer, b. 26 April, 1799; Cathrine, b. 19 March, 
1 801 ; Desire, b. 15 Sept., 1804. 

(To be continued.') 


Pierre Nelson Durand, born at Beaumont, in France, Jan. 

Elizabeth Durand Boman, born at Madisonville, Parish St., 
Taminy, La., Jan. 23, 1822. 

Their Children : — 

Marie Joanna Durand, born Feb. 4, 1841, New Orleans. 
Maria Louisa Durand, born at Mansura, Sept. 5, 1844. 
Pierre Nelson Durand, born Oct. 9, 1846, New Orleans. 
George William Durand, born July 1, 1849, New Orleans. 
Elizabeth Durand, born Feb. 25, 1852, New Orleans. 
Pierre Nelson, died 28 March, 1850. 
Elizabeth Durand, died 1 May, 1853. 

Copy of a family record on a perforated card found in a 
house in Mansura, Parish of Avoyelles, La., May 16, 1864. 

Virginia Marriage Bond. 

Marriage bond of Thomas Watkins and Matthew Wood, Jr., 
in the sum of fifty pounds current money to Henry Lee, Esq., 
Governor of Virginia, dated 6 July, 1793, to the effect that there 
is no lawful impediment to the marriage of the said Thomas 
Watkins and Frances Allen (spinster) both of this county, etc. 

Witnessed by Miles Cary, Maurice Langhorne. 

From the original document, saved from destruction during 
the Civil War. 




{Continued from page 2ij y Vol. II.) 


[2] Hooke, Mrs. Ellenor, of Lynn, widow of William, vs. 
George Kesar, for recovery of payment of her dowry of ^ of 
70 acres marsh, sold said Kezar, William Longley, per Cur., 
William Bartram, Constable. 

Coy, Richard, of Ipswich, attorney to Samuel Heifer (Hey- 
ford), of Ipswich, vs. Mr. Ezekiel Cheever, of Ipswich, trespass 
in taking and keeping in his possession, a house, Robert Lord, 
per Cur. Robert Lord, Jr., Marshal. Sept. 20, 1660. 

Agreement between Samuel Heyford and Richard Coy and 
Mr. Bartholomew, concerning difference between him and said 

Richard Coy to be appointed Heyford's attorney in case of 
disagreement to carry case to court. Theo. Batter, Mathy Coy 
witnesses. May 25, 1660. Daniel Denison, Magistrate. 

[3] William Paine, of Ipswich, in his letter addressed to his 
"Lo : Cosne,"* that he recollects that Goodman Coy sold the 
house for £25. 22 : 7 : 1660. 

Robert Paine, of Ipswich, dep : that having given ^60 towards 
purchasing a house and land for the setting up of a free school in 
Ipswich, and advising with our elders about a place most con- 
venient this house and land now in was the place fixed 
upon, and desired. Mr. William Payne to treat with said Coye 

* i. e., loving cousin. 




about the price, and he agreed to take £25 for said house and 
land which I paid him. 

Ezekiel Cheever, of Ipswich, dep : he was in possession of the 
house belonging to the school beginning of the summer, 1652, 
which may be proved by record of his marriage, Nov. 18, fol- 
lowing, and birth of his first child. 

[4] John Paine, son of Robert, dep. 


Samuel Hefford, named in Paine's dep. 
Wm. Bartholomew, dep. 


[5] Person, John, of Rowley, vs. Richard Dummer, of 
Newbury, concerning the conveyance of half of a corn mill in 
Rowley lately sold said person by Dummer. Robert Lord, of 
Ipswich, Clerk. 

John Person came into court, and I acknowledged judgment 
of .£150: 12s due Dummer. Veren Hillyard, of Salem, Clerk. 

The jury find that Mr. Dumor, of Newbury, hath sold said 
half mill and lands to John Pearson, of Rowley, and their heirs 
and assignees, etc. 

[6] Nelson, Thomas, of Rowley. Copy of his will, he 
being about to make a voyage to England; made Dec. 24, 1645. 

Joane Nelson, his wife, gives her the rnjll and the land near 
it lately in occupation of Joseph Wormehill. Mr. Rogers pond, 
field next him. Philip Nelson, oldest son. Thomas Nelson, 
son. Mercye Nelson, dau.. A child or children the wife is now 
with. Richard Belingham, Esq., and Richard Dummer, of 
Newbury, his uncle, shall have the education of his sons, Philip 
and Thomas, and dau. Mercy, also appoints them ex'rs. Philip 
Nelson, of Rowley, his son to have £10 given him by Kath- 
ren Witham, my aunt, and a plate marked with his name P. N. 
Thomas Nelson, second son to have wine bowl and silver spoon. 
Ezekiel Rogers, one of the overseers. 


[6] John Norton, of Ipswich, one of the overseers. 


Jeremy Houchin, of Boston, deposed Dec. 21, 1649. 

Ezekiel Northend, of Rowley, deposed Mar. 26, 1659. 
Increase Nowell, Secretary. 

Thomas Nelson, of Rowley, codicil to will made in England. 
Aug. 6, 1648. 

Samuel Nelson, younger child, born since he made his will, 
entreats his pastor Mr. Rogers and the church not to mistake 
themselves concerning the £1 1 : 17s, which he paid to Goodman 
Seachwell (Shatswell), for his farm. 

Jacie, alias Jesse Henry, Daniel Ely, Sarah Appleyard, wit- 
nesses. 1 

Robert Lord, of Ipswich, Clerk. 

[7] Dumer, Richard, of Newbury, executor to estate of 
Thomas Nelson, of Rowley, deceased, to John Person, of Row- 
Icy, carpenter, half the corn mill and 43 acres land. July 1, 1654. 

Joseph Jewett and William Howard, named. 

Daniel Denison, of Ipswich, Magistrate. 

Richard Dumer, of Newbury, his obligation to John Person, 
of Rowley, carpenter: said Dumer to prove a farm acquitance 
from Mrs. Nelson, of England, now in England of the right she 
hath in the estate of Thomas Nelson, deceased. 

Joseph Jewett and William Howard, of Rowley, witnesses. 

[8] Joseph Jewett and John Pickerd, dep. 


Richard Longhorne, named. 

Daniel Denison, of Ipswich, Magistrate. June 25, 1660. 

[9] William Stickney and James Bailey, deps. 

William Howard, dep. 

Joseph Jewett, of Rowley, named. 

Jo. Endecott, Governor. 

Samuel Symonds, of Ipswich, Magistrate. 

[10] Archer, Henry, of Ipswich, vs. John Andrew, of 
Ipswich, for debt. Elizabeth Archer, wife to Henry and his 



attorney. Goodman Stow, named in account j going to Concord 

for him. 

Goodman Lailons (Lawless ? ), Mr. Chute, Goodman Waite, 
Sargent Clarke, Capt. (Gearesh) Gerrish, Richard Kimball, 
Goodman Duck, Goodman Waineright, all of Ipswich, Zeciall 
Rogers, Brother Hovey, Mr. Wade, Ned Adlin, Mr. Paddashall, 
all of Rowley, named in said account. 

Henry Archer, of Ipswich, and John Andrew, their bond. 


Robert Cross and Robert Lord, of Ipswich, witnesses to bond. 

Caly (Calley), Mary, vs. George Dimon, of Marblehead, for 
his attempt to ravish her. 

Wm. Hathorne, of Salem, presents said Dimon, with the wit- 
nesses to court and begs leave to be excused for non-appearance on 
account of pressing business ; also sends a deed in connection with 
case of George Keaser, of Lynn, requesting the Major-General 
to keep it safe. 

Edward Reed, of Marblehead, dep : saw George Dimon goe 
into the house of Thomas Caly, half an hour within night. 

Margaret Read, wife of Edward, dep : heard an outcry at 
night, and goodman Parmiter and I ran out and found the wife 
of Thomas Caly a little beyond the house. 
. Thomas White, dep. 

Wm. Hathorne, of Salem, Magistrate. 

George Dymon, his examination and particulars by William 

Mary Cally, dep : speaks of her father. 

Thomas White, named. n 

Robert Lord, of Ipswich, Clerk. 

Benjamin Parmiter, of Marblehead, dep : that George Diman, 
came to his house and inquired for Lot Connant ; told him 
he was not there, and advised him to go home as it was not a 
convenient time for him to be abroad. He went away and soon 
after I heard my daughter cry out, father ! father ! at which I 


run and said Diamond ran away. William Hathorne, of Salem, 


[13] Thomas Caly, of Marblehead, dep : saith that George 
Diment came about half hour in the night to Benjamin Pamata 
(Parmenter), my father-in-law's house, and asked to light a pipe 
of tobacco. He said it was too late, and soon went away, and 
shortly after we heard cries of a woman calling " father " three 
times, when we ran out, etc. 

Robert Lord, of Ipswich, Clerk. 

[14] Jackson, John, of Gloucester, presented for fornica- 
tion with his maid, Mary Somes : bound in £5 to appear at the 
next lecture day before Samuel Symonds, of Ipswich, to make 
further answer. 

Robert Ellwell and William Vincent, of Gloucester, sureties. 
Said Jackson having appeared, is still further bound to appear at 


court. Anthony Day, surety. 

William Vincent and wife, witnesses. 

Mary Soams, John Hayman, Ester Elwell, Grace Dutch, all 
of Gloucester, Mr. (Samuel) Symonds, of Ipswich, John Jackson, 
Susana Jackson, Ruth Joans, all of Gloucester, named in con- 
stable's bill of costs. 

John Pearce, of Gloucester, Constable. 

[15] Richard Windowe, John Kittel, William Seargant* 

. in) 

George Parson, William Stevens, Silvester Eueleigh, Anthony 
Day, Thomas Millet, Sr., Thomas Riggs, Thomas Vere (Very), 
Isaac Wakly, John Coit, Thomas Prince, William Vinsone, 
Thomas Jones, Sr., Thomas Millet, Jr., Edmund Clarke, George 
Blake, Samuel Kent, James Babsom, John Collens, Osmone 
Duch, Robert Elwell, Thomas Braye, John Breors, John Davis, 
Richard Beford, all of Gloucester, names of petitioners v/ho 
" Testifie that our neibor John Jackson, sence he hath lived in 
our towne seven years or thereabouts hath behaved himselfe in 


good order, soe fore us, wee came or could see, and lived onestly, 
Witness our hands." 

Morris Somes, of Gloucester, petition to be excused from 
attending court on account of his blindness and sends John 
Pearse in his stead. He is father of Mary Soames, the plaintiff. 


[16] Anthony Day, of Gloucester, aged 36, dep : concern- 
ing Mary Somes' stubborn disposition. 

Grace Duch, wife of Osman, aged about 50. 

John Haymam, named. 

Susanna Jackson, dep: dau. of John Jackson. 

Mauris and Mary Somes bound for their appearance at court. 
July 27, 1660. 

Samuel Symonds, of Ipswich, iMagistrate. 

Sara Vinson, of Gloucester, aged about 40, dep : that Mary 
Somes was resolved to use some means or other to get away from 
her master's house. 

[17] Zacheas Curtis, of Gloucester, dep: that Mrs. Jack- 
son bade Mary to get a pail of water, and she said she would not. 

Susana Jackson (dau. of John), aged 21, dep. 

John Jackson, Jr. (son of John), aged about 30, dep. 

Susan Jackson (dau. of John), dep. 

Ruth Jones (sister to Susanna Jackson), dep. 

Samuel Symonds, of Ipswich, Magistrate. 

[18] Mary Somes, of Gloucester, dep: against her master, 

Grace Duch and Hester Elwell, of Gloucester, deps. 

Samuel Elwell, named. 

Robert Lord, of Ipswich, Clerk. 

[19] Harker, William, of Lynn, vs. George Kesar, of 
for felony in taking a horse from the common and putting it in 
an obscure place at Rumney Marsh. 

Simon Bradstreet, of Andover, Magistrate. 

William Bartram, of Lynn, Constable. 




William Ivoye, of Lynn, assignee over to Geo. Keasar his 
title to a mare which Wm. Pritchard gave him. 26 : 2 : 1648. 


Christopher Collins and William Smith, of Lynn, witnesses. 
/ Sept. term, 1660. 

George Kesar, of Lynn, took up the mare about a month since ; 
about five years old and branded her ; put her at Rumney Marsh 
about eight miles distant, pretending she was a foal of a mare he 
bought ten or twelve years since which mare he never owned, she 
having been sent to the Barbadoes long since. 

Samuel Symonds, Magistrate : decision that said Kezar pay for 
charges to end the suite. 

Samuel Whiting, of Lynn, Magistrate : certifies to court that 
Wm. Barker confessed to him that Keasar went to him about 
% the mare before he set his mark on her. May 24, 1660. 

William Ivorye, of Lynn, his receipt from Geo. Kesar. Dec.. 
22, 1648. 

William Harker, of Lynn, bill of charges. 

Joseph Armitage, of Lynn, dep : being at the eastward eight or 
nine years ago there was a company of mares about Pawtucket that 
run wild ; and that there was a speech that one Mr. Browne, 
of Lynn village, had lost a mare or mares and agreed with 
William Robinson and Thomas Veale, of Lynn, to seek for them 
and have one half for their labor. Goodman Keysar came to our 
house and did agree with these two young men to seek up a 
mare of his. 

Thomas Veal, of Lynn, dep : being informed by goodman 
Armitage that there was a company of mares running wild about 
Haverhill, William Robinson and I went to seek them ; and 
before we went, Geo. Keysar gave us 10s to seek up a mare of 
his that was William Prichett's. Aug. 10, 1660. 

Ann Crafts, of Lynn, dep : that about thirteen years ago 
William Pritchard having damnified a parcel of salt which my 
husband (William*) Ivery put on board Prichards' boat at 

*Thomas ? 




Boston, my husband arrested said Pritchard for said salt, he then 
being bound for Barbadoes : and said Pritchard complying with 
my husband about the damage of said salt, told him that he had a 
mare that used to go about the grounds of Capt. Bridges and he 
should have her, if he never came again, and as soon as said 
Prichard was gone out of town I earnestly desired some of his 
men to look up the mare, but they could not find her. About a 
year after Prichard went away and hearing he was dead in Bar- 
badoes, said Kesar desired to buy said mare of my husband Ivory 
who told him she could not be found. Said Kesar being still 
earnest to buy her, sold her for £$. Not being able to find her 
Kesar came to him and wanted to know how he could take £% y 
as she could not be found. On that my husband gave him 20s. 
Sept. 20, 1660. 


[22] Depositions of Henry Collins, John Lewis, and Robert 
Ingolls, all of Lynn. Sept. T., 1660. 

[23] Bishop, John, of Newbury, vs. John Hathorne and 
Edw'd Richards, of Lynn, for dention of Mall, of Newbury, an 
Indian woman Servant. 

Daniel Salmon and William Bartrum, witnesses to Hathorne 
and Richard's bond. 

Simon Bradstreet, of Andover, Magistrate. 

John Hathorne, of Lynn, his petition to Court in behalf of his 

John Bishop, of Newbury, bill of charge's. 

[24] Henry Jaquish, dep : travelling to Boston, found John 
Bishop's squaw on the highway and took her to the ordinary 
man, Mr. Haighhorne, of Lynn, and delivered her to him ; and 
for the time she was with him, promised to see him paid. 

John Bond, dep : was at Heighhorne's house with John Bishop 
when he came to take home his squaw. When he came in she 
came to her master, and seemed to be willing to go. But she 
going into a room where there was a little maid whispered to her, 



and the squaw went into another house and was after that 
unwilling to go. ( 

John Bond, dep : that Goodman Richards and Jos. Armatage, 
of Lynn, said we should not bring away the squaw ; they were 
freemen of the town. Said Armitage putting his hand within 
the waist band of his breeches said if he had me in yonder 
marsh he would deal with me on hand. 

John Judkin, dep : being at Lynn, heard Armitage and Rich- 
ards say Bishop should not have the squaw. 

[25] Benjamin Swett and Nathaniel Weare, dep : that being 


at Nantucket Island last May at the house of Thomas Macy 
there being about ten or twelve Indians at the house one of them 
called Mister Harry, asked goodman Bishop, who was also there 
if he would have a squaw to live with him. He said if she 
would live with him ten years. She said she would stay five 
years longer ; if not would have liberty to return home. 

[26] Black, Daniel, of Topsfield, presented for making 
love to daughter of Edmond Bridges. Faith Bridges, of Tops- 
field, daughter of Edmond Bridges. June 30, 1660. 

William Danford, Edmund Deere, William Nelson, and John 
Marshall, of Topsfield, all named in Black's examination. 

Daniel Clark, of Topsfield, his letter to Edmund Bridges, of 
Topsfield.^ ^ 

John Brown, summoned ; also William ( ), an Irishman, 

servant to William Pritchett, Obediah Bridges, of Topsfield, 
and wife of Edmond Deere. 

[27] Morrice, Even, of Topsfield, presented for drunken- 
ness and reviling speeches. 

Depositions of Francis Usselton, Edmond Bridges, and Daniel 
Clarke, of Topsfield. 

Uselton, Francis, of Topsfield, vs. Daniel Clarke, of Tops- 
field, Sept. 3, 1660, for selling liquors and wine without law, and 
excessive prices. 




■ " - ■ (77) 

[27] Thomas Wake, Edmond Bridges, and Anthony Carell, 
of Topsfield, were summoned as witnesses against Daniel Clarke, 
of Topsfield, and Even Moris. Sept. 24, 1660. John Redington, 
per Cur. Sept. T., 1660. 

[28] Edmond Bridges, Jr., of Topsfield, dep: being at 
Daniel Clarke's to attend town meeting, at its conclusion some 
of our company called for a cup of liquor and a dispute arose as to 
the reckoning between said Clarke and Evin Morris his servant, 
who contradicted his master and called him liar: both drunk, etc. 

William Smith, of Topsfield, called on Bridges in carrying 
Morris to the stocks. 

Anthony Carell, deposition of. 

[29] Francis Ussleton and Edmond Bridges, of Topsfield, 
dep : that Daniel Clark told them he had no license to sell wine 
or liquors. 

Sarah Ussleton, of Topsfield, dep : present at the disturbance 
and notwithstanding the drunken condition Morrice was in, Good- 
wife Clarke let him have three gills more of liquor and one pint 
of wine ; and he threatened to kill Isaac Ong and myself. 

Edmond Bridges of Topsfield, dep : that Mr. Samuel Simons 
employed Francis Usselton to serve a warrant on Daniel Clark 
who called him a rogue. 

Rev. Mr. Hubbard, named on back of Bridges' dep. 

Thomas Wasse, dep : lived about a month at house of Daniel 
Clarke, of Topsfield, and saw no disorder there. John Baker, 
William Smyth, and Francis Bates, certify to above statement. 


[29] John Baker, Jr., of Ipswich, deposition. Sept. T., 

[30] Edmond Bridges, of Topsfield, complained of for quar- 
relling and resisting the constable. His petition to Court. No 
connection with Clarke's case ; names Francis Uselton and Daniel 
Clarke, of Topsfield. 




[31] Usselton, Francis, of Topsfield, complained of for 
swearing and resisting the constable. 

Goodwife Bates, of Topsfield, deposition. 

William Smith, of Topsfield, dep : present at Daniel Clarke's 
house, names Edmond Bridges, Evin Morris, and Daniel Clark. 

Depositions of Francis Bates, of Topsfield, Matthew Stanly, 
of Topsfield. - 

Edmund Bridges, of Topsfield, dep : William Smith made 
deputy, constable temporarily by Usselton. 

[32] Rowley, way from Rowley to Newbury a nearer 
route than by Rowley mill and the bridge of Richard Tharley, 
pasture of Edmund Moore, meadow of Mr. Phillips, house of 
Robert Adams. 

Goodman Peirson, of Rowley, brought a writing to Newbury, 
to have signed. Thomas Burnom, of Ipswich, desired by 
Rowley men to view a place where Newbury men had laid out 
for a highway. 

Pinder, John, Jr., complained of for cutting a mare, etc. 

[33] Samuell V , dep : saith that John Pinder reported 

to him what Thomas Wilson would witness against him. 

Samuel Graves, aged about 38, dep : that Pinder told me and 
one of my children, he wished my house and all I had was burnt; 
and one time I found a match under the ground of my barn with 
burned end touching the hay. He also had wounded my hogs 
and killed my hens. 

(79) - 

[33] J°^ n Tod, of Rowley, his answer to the allegations of 
Mr. Crosbee, of Rowley, land cause. 

Satchwell, his bridge; John Asee (Acey), Nicholas Brown, 
Robert Lord, of Ipswich, Marshal, John Pickard, of Rowley, 
Mrs. Crosbee, Philip Nelson, of Rowley, and Robert Lord, Sr., 
of Ipswich, named in answer. 

[34] Batter, Edmond, of Salem, vs. (Salem, Nov., 1660.) 
Francis Uslinton, of Topsfield, debt. Hillyard Verin, of Salem, 


per Cur., Samuel Archard, of Salem, Marshal, Thos. Rix, of 
Topsfield, Constable; assigned by Archard. Oct. 11, 1660. 

John Godfrey, aged about 40, dep. 

Edmond Batter, of Salem, his charges. 

[35] Paine, Robert and John,* of Ipswich, vs. Francis 
Uselton, of Topsfield, for debt. Bond of Uselton witnessed by 
Robert Payne, Jr., and Elizabeth Payne. 


[35] Godfry, John, vs. Thomas Perry, bill of costs. 

John Croad, of Salem, formerly known by the name of John 
Hughson, of Salem ; attach goods formerly belonging to Mr. 
Peeter Cole, London, dee'd, and Thos. Broughton, of Boston, 
merchants, and now in the hands of Thomas Brattle, Wm. Bar- 
tholomew, Antipas Boyce, attorneys of trustees in London, of 
Peeter Cole, of London, dee'd, Richard Cooke, of Boston, and 
Walter Price, of Salem, trustees of Thos. Broughton, debt. 
Hillyard Veren, of Salem, per Cur. 

Samuel Archard, of Salem, Marshal, assigns Tristram Coffin, 
of Newby, his deputy, for his attachment and attached y 2 of 
saw mill in Piscattaqua river at Quamphegon on Dover side. 
Also their interest in a saw mill on Kittery side, and warehouse 
at Doctor's Island. The above case is John Croade vs. Brattle 
et al., — two attachments. 

Porter, Eunice (widow of Jona. Porter), of Huntington, 
L. I., vs. Osmond Trask, of Salem, for dower. 

Christopher Waller, of Salem, dep. 

Edmund Grover, of Salem, dep : being a near neighbor to Jona- 
than Porter, that Eunice Porter, his wife, manifested a willingness 
to sell house and land to Osmond Trask. 

Roger Conant, of Salem, requested by Jona.f Porter and 

*John, son of Robert Paine. 

■j-Who is Jonathan Porter? Perhaps bro. to John; was adm. 1st ch., 
Apr. 5, 1640 j freeman 1641 j of Beverly; rem'd to Huntington, L. I., 
and died 1660. P. D. 


Osmond Trask to write their agreement ; and were together 
about 3 hours, before a conclusion could be reached, said Eunice 
being present. 


[37] Ellen Stone, of Salem, dep : wife of John Stone, Sr., 
being in company with Eunice Porter never heard her object to 
sale of house or land. 

[38] Eunice Porter, of Huntington, L. I., late wife of Jon- 
athan Porter, deceased, and executrix of his will, appoints Roger 
Haskell, of Salem, her attorney, to recover her thirds in house 
and land sold Osman Trask. June 19, 1660. 

Jonas Wood and Thomas Bennydict, Magistrates. 

Thomas Skidmore, Notary. 

John King, dep: that the above written letter is the same he 
"brought from Eunice Porter, widow, of Long Island to Roger Has- 
call, of Salem. 27 : 8 : 1660. 

Porter, Eunice, widow, of Huntington, L. I., vs. Osman 
Trask, Bass River, Salem, dower. 
Thomas Fiske, of Salem, per Cur. 
Edward Bishop, Bass River, Constable. 
Roger Conant, Bass River, witness. 

[39] Waldo, Cornelius, vs. Francis Ursellton, of Topsfleld, 
for assault on highway. 

Robert Lord, of Ipswich, Clerk. 

Robert. Lord, of Ipswich, Marshal.. 

Francis Ursselton, of Topsfield, his bond to John Godfrey. 

Cornelius Waldo, bill of costs, three papers. 

Nathan Putnam, of Salem, attorney to Urselton. 

Robert Ray, of Ipswich, Constable, dep. 

[40] Robert Punell, of Ipswich, aged about 20, dep. 


Robert Punnell, of Ipswich, dep: that being at house of 
Daniel Warren, of Ipswich, Oct. 8, heard Mr. Waldo cry out 
for help about midnight and with others ran out and heard Ursel- 



ton say he had taken Waldo prisoner for a thief and for stealing 
his sow and pigs and sold them. 

Samuel Lord, of Ipswich, aged about 20, dep : same as above. 

Daniel Denison, of Ipswich, Magistrate. Nov. 26, 1660. 

Daniel Warner, Jr., of Ipswich, dep: being up late in my 
father's house heard somebody call out for help, etc. 

Theophilus Wilson, Constable, dep : that he never made 
Francis Urselton, of Topsfleld, his deputy to take Mr. Waldo. 

Armitage, Joseph, of Lynn, vs. Thomas Looke, of Lynn, 

William Longley, of Lynn, Magistrate. 
Jonathan Hieson, of Lynn, Constable. 

Cromwell, Philip, of Salem, vs. John Ruck, of Salem, dam- 
ages in not giving possession to a parcel of land. 
Veren Hillyard, of Salem, per Cur. 
Philip Cromwell, of Salem, bill of costs. 
Samuel Archard, of Salem, Marshal. 

Cromwell, Philip, of Salem, vs. John Ruck, of Salem, same 
as above, withholding assurance 100 acres and findings of the 

John Putnam, of Salem, aged about 30, dep: being at house 
of Mr. Gedney, Mr. Buck being present had discourse concern- 
ing the farm. 

Thomas Cromwell and Thomas Barnes, aged as aforesaid, 

Nathaniel Putnam and John Putnam, neither of them will give 
^20 for the land. 


[44] Hucheson, Richard, aged about 58, Thomas Hale, 
aged about 50, Thomas Cromwell, aged about 43, Thomas 
Barnes, aged about 28, Joseph Hucheson, aged about 27, all of 
Salem, deps : land sold by an inch candle. 

Hillyard Veren, of Salem, Clerk. 




[45] Hawthorne, John, of Lynn, assignee of Richard 
Waite, Boston, vs. George Halsall, debt,— two indictments. 
Jonath Negus, of Boston, per Cur. 
Richard Waite, of Boston, Marshal. 
John Hathorne, of Lynn, bill of costs. 
Edmond Batter, of Salem, Commrs. Clerk. 

[46] Andrews, John, of Ipswich, vs. Robert Skinner, for 
debt. Henery Pinder and Edward Hickock, wit. to bill of sale. 
• Robert Skinner, bill of charges for Francis Uselton, of Tops- 
field, vs. Cornelius Waldo, for stealing a sow and eight pigs. 

Daniel Denison, of Ipswich, Magistrate. Nov. 26, 1660. 

[47] Nicolson, Edmond, of Marblehead, inventory taken 
Nov. 22, 1660, ^"150: 0: 6d. 

Moses Mavericke, William Nicke, and John Legg, of Marble- 
head, appraisers. 

Elizabeth Nicolson, widow of Edmund. 

Hilliard Veren, of Salem, Clerk. 


Christopher Nicolson, of Marblehead, aged 22, Joseph Nicol- 
son, aged 20, Samuel Nicolson, aged 16, John Nicolson, aged 14, 
Elizabeth Nicolson, aged 1 1, Thomas Nicolson, aged 7, children 
of Edmund. 

[48] Denison, Daniel, of Ipswich, vs. John Pierce, of 
Gloucester, Constable, for taking away without warrant Mary 
Soames, of Gloucester, the maid servant of John Jackson, Sr., and 
speaking reproachfully against said Denison. Oct. 3 1660. John 
Jackson, his letter to Maj. Denison. Oct. 1 1, 1660. 

William Vinson, named in letter. 

John Emerson and William Browne, of Gloucester, their state- 
ment concerning Goodwife Jackson, of Gloucester, that she would 
murder Mary Somes or give her a deadly wound before she entered 
a complaint against her husband and advised John Pierce, the 
constable, to take the matter in hand. 



John Jackson, Jr., aged about 30, dep : concerning John 
Pearce coming to his house and conversation relative to arresting 
Mary Somes without warrant, that she was on board the boat 
of Mathew Coes, of Gloucester, and could not arrest her with- 
out the black staff. 
. Mehetabell Collens, of Gloucester, aged about 22, dep. 

Osman Duch, of Gloucester, dep : that the constable did look 
for Mary Somes on Ort 12, 1660 and the 15th he brought her 
to the Maj. General's house. 

Wm. Linkehorne, of Gloucester, dep. 

William Browne, of Gloucester, dep : that ye constable was 
seeking after Mary Soames Oct. 11, 1660 and took her last day 
of the week. 

(85) . " • 

[50] John Collens, Jr., of Gloucester, aged about 24, dep : 
that John Pearce, of Gloucester, said he would not look after the 
maid unless he was paid before he went, etc. 

Veren Hillyard, of Salem, Clerk. 

Elnor Jackson, of Gloucester, aged about 58, dep: (probably 
wife of John). 

William Vincen said Peirce couldn't take Mary without a 
warrant. John Jackson, named. 

[51] Christopher Codner, of Marblehead, inventory, ^252 : 
o: 9d. Nov., 1660. 

John Devorick and William Nicke, both of Marblehead, ap- 

Mary Codner, widow of Christopher, administratrix. (See 
Probate Records.) 

Mary Codner, dau. of Christopher, aged 5 years. (See Pro- 
bate Records.) 

Christopher Codner, son of Christopher, aged 3 years. (See 
Probate Records.) 

[52] Henry Phelps, of Salem, complained of for beating his 
son, John Phelps, and forcing him to work on Lord's day, enter- 
taining Quakers, etc. 



Edmond Batter, uncle to said son, to take him and put him in 
some religious family as an apprentice and said Henry Phelps to 
pay said Better what said John Phelps' grandmother left him to 
be improved for said John's benefit * * said Henry to get bond 
for good behavior and be not found in company with the wife of 
Nicholas Phelps, brother to Henry. 

Thomas Joy and Nicholas Phillips (Phelps ?), sureties. 

Edward Rawson, Recorder. 

Henry Phelps, of Salem, bonds to recognize. 

Robert Lord, of Ipswich, Clerk. 

(To be continued.) 



From the Haldimand Papers, British Museum Add. Mss. 

(Concluded from page 1S4, Vol. II.) 

Privateer Harlequin. 

Return of prisoners* taken on board the Rebel privateer 
Harlequin by H. M. S. Hinde, landed at Quebec, 26 June, 17 80 : 

Putnam Clives, captain, aged Joseph Wier, aged 21. 


John Irvin, lieutenant, aged 29. 

Adam Revel, aged 29, born in 

Samuel Deland, master, aged 


Daniel Forster, mate, aged 21. 

Samuel Heldreth, doctor, aged 

Josiah Smith, aged 24. 
Thornty Proctor, aged 21. 
Wm. Cook, aged 18. 
Samuel Meril, aged 19. 
John Woodman, aged 18. 
Samuel Bullock, aged 17. 
Paul Ferington, aged 20. 
Edw. Rolls, aged 20. 
Robt. Lee, aged 19, born 

the Jerseys. 
John Maston, aged 18. 
Benj. Aloses, aged 17. 
Benj. A'laundeford, aged 13, 
Wm. Moloy, aged 15. 


Robert Bartlett, aged 14.- 
Nicholas Hopping, aged 29. 
Joseph Symonds, aged 21. 
Zacheus Giddings, aged 21. 
Nathan Porter, aged 29. 
Benj. Smithers, aged 44. 
Geo. Towns, aged 18. 
John Bean, aged 17. 
Samuel Endicott, aged 17. 
Benj. Tarbox, aged 18. 
Benj. Hudson, aged 20. 
John Hart, aged 20. 
Wm. Silver, aged 19. 
Francis Haines, aged 23. 
Levi Butterfield, aged 25. 
Thos. D'xon, aged 22. 
Samuel White, aged 24. 
Richard Smith, aged 24. 
Thos." Wadsworth, aged 27. 
John Hammond, aged 23. 
Erasmus Dennis, aged 35. 
Wm. Faithful, aged 19. 
John Wells, aged 22. 

*A11 born in- Massachusetts unless otherwise specified. 




Hen. Cerwick, aged 21. 
Wm. Clon, aged 18. 
Samuel Shilleber, aged 18. 
Isaac Bell, aged 23. 
John Forster, aged 16. 
Jona. Major, aged 22. 
John Vandaford, aged 22. 
Wm. Gold, aged 19. 
Nat'l Wooderry, aged 22. 
John Stevens, aged 33. 
John Jedhwick, aged 20, 

in Rhode Island. 
Jas. Sawyer, aged 17. 
John Ball, aged 26. 
Thos. Pitman, aged 44. 
John Pay, aged 41. 
Benj. Gardner, aged 26. 
Thos. P'uller, aged 15. 
Philip Marshall, aged 16. 
Benj. Shilleber, aged 22. 


John Topham, aged 19, born 

in Rhode Island. 
Wm. Ward, aged 18. 
Wm. Chappell, aged 27. 
John Jacobs, aged 12. 
John Shelleber, aged 17. 
John Malloy, aged 17. 
Jos. Secum, aged 14. 
John Moss, aged 20. 
Richard Powell, aged 15. 
born John Burns, aged 47. 

Samuel Clemens, aged 14. 
Jos. Stanley, aged 51. 
Sands Stanley, aged 17. 
Alexander Slowly, aged 24. 
Wm. Davis, aged 36. 
Thos. Wooldrick, aged 15. 
Samuel Brock, aged 15. 
Thos. Meek, aged 41. 

Martine Jergenson, aged 28, born in Denmark. 

Philip Coupman, aged 30, born in Sweden. 

Frans Silver, aged 24, born in Portugal. 

John Fred. Rolloff, aged 26, born in Germany. 

John Henry Foxton, aged 24, born in Hamburg. 

Chris. Johnston, aged 36, born in Germany. 
These six were on board an English ship bound to New York 
and carried into Salem, where to avoid a gaol they entered on 
board a privateer, but said they had much rather serve on board 
an English ship. 

From List of New York and Massachusetts Prisoners, 

1778, — Folio 5. 

Prisoners sent back, 15 Nov., 1778, taken at Cherry Valley, 
— for whom an equal number of families of Loyalists are expected. 
John Campbell, wife, and grandchild. 
Mrs. Bagnal and four children. 



Barnabas Lackland, wife, and child. 

E. Marsh, wife, and four children. 

Wm. Schanckland, wife, and four children. 

Eleanor Mann and child. 

Three children of Capt. Scots. 

Rev. McDunlap, daughter, and two negroes of his for 

whom no demand was made. 
Archibald McKillip and wife. 
Jeremiah Bacon, his wife, and six children ; also boy 

sent back in care of Bacon. 
John Lackmann, wife, and three children. 
Four children of E. McCollams, two girls and two 


Total, forty-nine. 

Petition of David Wier, confined among deserters, etc. — has 
lately signed a declaration of allegiance to His Majesty and has 
certificate to that efFect. Quebec, 30 Nov., 1778. 

Freegift and Isaac Pachin, New Englanders lately arrived 
thence, taken 9 April, by Capt. Brandt near Schorie, taken into 
Niagara as prisoners, 12 May, 1780. 

List of Ten Men Taken on Their Farms by the Caugh- 


Never Were in Arms." Six More Taken at 
Same Time, in Hands of Savages. 

John Putman, aet. 67 ; Chas. Morris, 25 ; Herman Salsberry, 
39; Godfrey Shew, 57 ; Stephen Shew, 16; Jacob Shew, 15; 
John Reese, 33; David Haries, 15; John Marenis, 13; all 
taken 3 June, 1778, at Sackintago on Mohawk, eighteen miles 
above Johnstown. 

Graham Hicks, aet. 45 ; Moses Hicks, 25, of Bedford, Penn., 
taken 7 Apr., 1778 in woods near Allegheny, by the Mingoes 







and carried to Detroit, say never were in arms. Dated 4 July, 


Statement of Edw. Raymond, " an old man " kept in confine- 
ment, having been taken near his plantation by Com. Graves 
and carried to Montreal. 

Refers to former memorial. Received his first commission 
from His Majesty in 1745, and was at the taking of Louisburg 
by Gen. Pepperrell. 

John Nations, prisoner on board H. M. S. Garland, peti- 
tions 25 July, 1778; he has wife and five small children. 

Promises never to take up arms against English : " Never did 
before and will never again." Prays he may be sent to Halifax 
or New York. 

Joshua Burgess, prisoner in provost's prison ; recites that he 
was impressed to serve as carpenter in artificers, by Col. Taylor 5 
was promised discharge on payment of money, which was not 
satisfying ; also found a man to serve in my place, but that 
failed. Finding himself baffled by Col. Taylor, some dispute 
arose and Taylor, drawing his sword made passes at me, 
swore he would take my life. I having a small stick in my 
hands, defended myself as best I could. 22 Aug., 1778. 

Joseph Burgess, Francis Benson, John Eden, Ebenezer Sim- 
monds, taken on board the' privateer Gen. Gates. Jedediah 
Blackmail, taken at Lake Champlain, William Flood taken 31 
Dec, 1775, at Quebec, made their escape from Quebec in Sep- 
tember last, but were retaken and carried to Montreal. 

Brought to Quebec by the ship Eagle, 20 July, 1779: 
among others, Benj. Henley, aet. 40, born in New England, 
belonged to rebel privateer Porcupine; Joseph Brown, aet. 42, 
born in Scotland, from the Porcupine, sent to the hospital. 

Brought in Quebec 17 Aug., 1779: Jacob Oliver, aet. 22; 
Nicholas Beasom, 21 ; Wm. Boden, 16 ; John Bartlett, 18 ; Wm. 


Green, 18 ; all belonging to privateer Greyhound and of Marble- 

Isaac Williams, private, aet. 21, of Essex County, taken 28 
July, 1779, on the Susquehana. fo. 49. 


George B. Mansur, about 1830-5, was a resident of Williston, 
Vt. He was a lawyer and register of the probate court of this 
district. I think he remained in Williston until about 1840 but 
soon after left and was for many years a respected clergyman 
of the Protestant Episcopal church and resided in Bennington, 
this State, where he had charge of a parish, and, I think, died there. 
My impression is that if he left descendants they were daughters. 
I do not know in what family he belonged and it may be that he is 
noticed in the genealogy printed in the Quarterly. 

R. S. Taft. 

[Judge Taft, who contributed the above note, was one of the 
best posted men regarding Vermont families and history, and his 
interest in such matters was largely responsible for the formation 
of the Vermont Antiquarian Society, of which he was the vice- 
president. Shortly after inditing the note, Judge Taft was taken 
seriously ill. His death occurred March 22, 1902. His career 
was full of honors. He had been Lieut. -Governor and Chief 
Justice of Vermont, and held many town and county offices.] 




Degory Priest, twenty-ninth signer of the Mayflower Com- 
pact, who " dyed sone after arivall, in the Generall sickness that 
befell," was the second husband of Sarah (Allerton) Vincent, 
sister of Isaac Allerton, whom he married 4 Nov., 161 1, in 
Leyden. His widow, Sarah, married a third time, Cuthbert 
Cuthbertson, alias Godbertson, and came to Plymouth in the 
"Ann," in 1623. 

The colony records have preserved for us a list, dated 22 
May, 1627, of Plymouth's inhabitants, divided into groups of 
thirteen each (showing that fear of the unlucky number was not 
among their superstitions), and thus we have an accurate census 
for that date. In this "Division," Lot No. 2 is set to the Aller- 
ton family, Godbert Godbertson, Sarah Godbertson, Samuel 
Godbertson Marra Priest, Sarah Priest, etc., these last two being 
the daughters of Degory Priest, and his only living children. 
Joshua and Phineas Pratt were given shares in Lot No. I. 

In 1633, Ph' neas Pratt, joyner, " in behalf of his wife Marah, 
is possessed of 30 acres of land," and John Coombs' wife, Sarah, 
is owner of a like amount, which they dispose of by deed. 
This same year, 11 Nov., 1633, the General Court appointed 
Phineas Pratt to "take into his possession" all the goods of God- 
bertson and his wife " Zarah," and " safely preserve them, 
according to the Inventory" which had been presented. 3 Aug. 





1640, Joshua Pratt and others testified before the court that 
certain lands which had been originally granted to Godbert God- 
bertson were given by him to John Combe, gent., and Phineas 
Pratt, joyner, in marriage with their wives, his daughters; the 
court accepted this testimony and confirmed the lands to Combe 
and Pratt, who, two days later, 5 Aug., 1640, sold "all those 2 
acres of upland wch. they had of Goodbert Goodbertson in 
marryage wth. their wives." These records prove that the only 
children of Degory Priest were Mary, wife of Phineas Pratt, and 
Sarah, wife of Jno. Combe. It is with one line of descent from 
Mary Priest that our interest rests. 

Phineas Pratt was born in England, about 1590, if the age 
given on his gravestone is correct. He was one of the ten men 
who came to New England in the "Sparrow," to select a location 
for a new settlement. "Sixty lusty men" were to follow and 
found a colony. The " Sparrow ' touched the Maine shore, 
near Damariscove, in March or April, 1622, and the ten pioneers 
launched their shallop and explored the coast southward until 
they reached Wessagusset, now Weymouth, which seemed to 
them suitable for their purpose. After bargaining for the land, 
they proceeded to Plymouth, there to await the arrival of the 
colonists, who came by the "Charity" and "Swan." The set- 
tlers at Weymouth were speedily in trouble with the Indians, 
and in March, 1623, we find Phineas Pratt escaping from the 
fort, eluding the Indians, and fleeing to Plymouth with the news 
of a threatened attack upon both settlements. Captain Standish 
and his men went to the rescue of their neighbors, but the Wey- 
mouth colony soon after coming to naught, Phineas Pratt took 
up his abode at Plymouth before 1627, and married Mary Priest, 
about 1630. 26 Aug., 1646, he sold his house and lands in 
Plymouth, and, in 1 648, purchased of George Bunker, of Charles- 
town, a house and garden situated "over against the way which 
goes up to the wind mill hill and the way which goes into elbow 
lane," "bounded east by the back street wch. goes to the pitt 
where the beasts drinke." In 1662 he wrote "A Decliration of 




i the Affairs of the Einglish People " in New England, which he 
presented to the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, and for 
which he received a grant of 300 acres of land. Oct., 1668, 
being then u 78 years old," he petitions the court for remunera- 
tion for his services in the Colony's defence, in which petition 
he states that he had taken part in Indian fights ; " three times 
we fought with them, thirty miles I was pursued," etc., alluding 
perhaps to his desperate journey to Plymouth to bring help for 
the menaced village at Weymouth, in 1623. It does not appear 
that his case was considered important enough for further grant. 
His gravestone, in the old burial ground at Charlestown, gives 
his death on the 19 April, 1680, " aged about 90 years." His 
will, dated 8 Jan., 1677, pathetically notes that he was " very 
aged, and crazie of body " ; in it are mentioned his wife, Mary, 
son, Joseph, and the " rest of the children." His widow, Mary, 
died some nine years later, as in July, 1678, her "goods" are 

Aaron Pratt, son of Phineas and Mary, was born in Charles- 
town, about 1654; removed to that part of Hingham which is 
now Cohasset, about 1685, and married for his first wife, Sarah 
Pratt (born in Weymouth 31 May, 1664; died 22 July, 1706, 
aged 42 years, g. s.), daughter of Joseph, and granddaughter of 
Matthew Pratt, one of the earliest settlers in Weymouth. (That 
Aaron was a son of Phineas* is proved by A4iddlesex County 

*His other children were : John, m. Ann Barker, removed to Rhode 
Island ; Samuel, had wife, Mary 5 he was slain in the "Pawtucket fight," 
March 26, 1676 ; Daniel, settled in Rhode Island; he was deceased when 
the distribution of the three hundred acres of the Dunstable land was made 
in 1738; Joseph, m. Feb. 12, 1674-5, Dorcas Foldgler (or Folger), d. 

Dec. 24, 17 12, at Charlestown, Mass.; Mary, b. , m. John Swan, of 

Cambridge, March 1, 1656, d. Feb. 11, 1702-3; Mercy, m. Jeremiah 
Holman, of Cambridge. For further information concerning the Pratts see 
"Phineas Pratt and Some of His Descendants,''' and "The Macdonough- 
Hackstaff Ancestry.'" We believe the Holman-Pratt marriage has never 
appeared in print till now. Mercy Pratt, by some, had been thought to 
have married a Perry. — [Editor.] 


records, a deed given in 1722, and the Commissioners' Report, 
in 1738.) Aaron Pratt died 23 Feb., 1735-6, aged 81 (g. s.). 
His will was proved 9 Mch., 1735-6. His two story house, 
with gambrel roof and diamond paned windows, was standing 
until lately on South Main St., in Cohasset. His second wife, 
widow Sarah Cummings, of Woburn, outlived him, dying in 
1752, aged 84. He had .fifteen children, eleven by his first wife, 
of whom John was the fifth. 

John Pratt was born 4 Mch., 1693-4. He was a tanner and 
removed to Swansey. 23 Oct., 1725, John Pratt, of Swansey, 
was published for marriage with Priscilla Thurber, daughter of 
James and Elisabeth (Bliss) Thurber, of Rehoboth. She was 
born 3 Feb., 1697-8, and died before 1746. He was published 
for marriage 21 Mch., 1746-7, with Widow Mehitable (Stacy) 
Knap, daughter of John Stacy, of Taunton. Fie lived, in his 
early married life, on the east side of Palmer's River, near Bury- 
ing Place Hill, but removed about 1737 to the northeast part of 
Rehoboth. He outlived his second wife, dying at the house of 
his son, Aaron Pratt, in Taunton, and was buried in " Pratt 
Row," in the North Rehoboth burial ground ; the eight graves 
here are marked by rough stones only, and the exact date of 
death is not known. 7 April, 1779, John Pratt, yeoman, of 
Taunton, gave to Aaron Pratt, yeoman, of Taunton, a power of 
attorney to dispose of certain lands in Rehoboth (the northeast 
part), which Aaron, on the same day, " sold for his father's 
support." John, the father of Aaron, was not living 26 June, 
1 781. He is supposed to have left two sons and four daughters. 

Aaron Pratt, born 1732, "yeoman," dealt somewhat largely 
in land in Norton, Rehoboth, and Taunton. According to the 
deeds registered in Bristol County, he resided in Norton between 
1756 and 1764. He had, in 1760 and 1764, purchased con- 
siderable land in Taunton; he removed there before 1779, and 
died 4 Mch., 1817, in his 85th year. He married about 1761, 
Lydia Eddy, daughter of Seth and " Pacience " (Fisher) Eddy, 
of Norton, who died Nov., 1771, in her 29th year. A^ro n 


Pratt's will, dated 17 Aug., 18 16, mentions son Seth, and 
daughters. Luranna Miller, Sarah Haskins, deed., and Lydia, wife 
of James Peck. 

Aaron Pratt was in the expedition for the reduction of Crown 
Point, and his name appears upon the muster roll of Capt. John 
Harvey's Company, Massachusetts Archives, Vol. 97, folio 343. 
He also served in the Revolutionary War, and was in the com- 
pany of Capt. Ichabod Leonard and brigade of Brig.-Gen. 
Godfrey, in service in Rhode Island in 17 80. He was one of 
the three delegates from Taunton in 1788 to the Massachusetts 
Convention to consider the adoption of the Constitution. 
Lydia Pratt, daughter of Aaron and Lydia, born about 1766, 
married 18 Mch., 1784, James Peck, son of Jathinel and Sibyl 
(Butterworth) Peck, of Rehoboth. He was born in Rehoboth 
10 Aug., 1754, and died 3 Apr., 1834. His widow, Lydia, died 
20 Oct., 1838, " in her 73d year." 

James Peck was a soldier in the army of the Revolution. He 
enlisted in June, 1778, for nine months, in the First Regiment 
of the County of Bristol, Col. Thomas Carpenter commanding, 
which was then stationed at Fishkill on the Hudson. 

James Peck was the son of (5) Jathinel, (4) Ebenezer, (3) 
Jathinel, (2) Joseph, (1) Joseph. 

The pedigree of Joseph Peck, the emigrant ancestor of this 
branch of the Peck family, is traced back for twenty genera- 
tions to John Peck, of Bolton, Yorkshire, England, by a 
Mss. preserved in the British Museum, upon which is based 
the printed history of the family. Joseph, with his brother 
Rev. Robert Peck, came to this country in 1638 and settled 
in Hingham, Mass. ; both were graduates of Magdalen 
College, Cambridge, England. Joseph resided at Hingham 
for seven years ; he was a representative at the General 
Court in 1639-40-41-42; also selectman, justice of the 
peace, assessor, etc. In 1641 he was one of the principal 
purchasers from the Indians of the tract of land comprised 
in the towns of Rehoboth, Seckonk, and Pawtucket. Later 




he purchased lands in what was afterwards known as Har- 
rington. He made a third purchase of Wamsetter, brother 
of King Philip, which included what was afterwards 
Attleboro, Mass. and Cumberland and Woonsocket, R. I. 
In 1645 he removed to Seckonk and was conspicuous in 
the affairs of that town, and held many public positions 
during his life ; he was one of the wealthiest men in the 
town. He married Rebecca Clark, born 1585, died 24 
Oct., 1637. He was born 30 April, 1587, died 24 Dec, 
Oren Peck, son of James and Lydia, was born in Rehoboth 
16 Sept., 1795. He removed to Boston and married Dec, 1821, 
Eliza Williams, daughter of Samuel and Azuba (Crane) Williams, 
of Milton. She was born in Milton 27 Oct., 1793, and died 
26 April, 1858. He died in Boston 7 May, 1865. 

Lydia Adelaide Peck, daughter of Oren and Eliza, was born in 
Boston 23 July, 1825; married 4 Dec, 1843, Jeremiah -Rich- 
ards (born in Newton 10 Oct., 1818, and died in Boston 20 
April, 1844). Mrs - Lydia A. Richards died 6 March, 1888. 
The descent of the above Jeremiah Richards was through John 
(6), Ebenezer (5), Ebenezer (4), James (3), Nathaniel (2), 
Edward (1). 

Edward Richards, the ancestor, was born in Plymouth, England, 
came to New England in the ship " Lyon " in 1631, and 
resided in Cambridge till 1636, with his brother Nathaniel. 
He was, received as one of the proprietors of Dedham, 
1636-7; joined the church in 1640; took freeman's oath 
1 64 1. He was styled "Gentleman" on the records, 
denoting social position in those days, when distinctions of 
birth and position were valued, and was a signer of the 
social compact of Dedham. He married Sept. 10, 
1638, Susan Hunting, daughter of Elder John Hunting, of 
Waterbury and Dedham. John Hunting was the first 
ruling elder of the church in that town, and prominent in 
civil affairs. His wife, Hester Seaborn, is said to have been 
a second cousin of John Rogers, the martyr. His son, 




Nathaniel, was in King Philip's War. His great, great 
grandson, Ebenezer, saw service at Lexington and Dor- 
chester Heights, in 1775. His great, great grandson, John, 
was in the war of 181 2. 
Jeremiah Richards, son of Jeremiah and Lydia A., was born 
in Boston 1 Oct., 1844; removed to New York City and 
married Susan Adrianna Monfort, daughter of (6) Jacob, (5) John 
Peter, (4) Peter, (3) John Pieterse, (2) Pieter Pieterse, (1) Peter 
Monfort, who married Sarah de Plancken at Amsterdam, Hol- 
land, in 1630, and who arrived in this country before 1639 and 
settled at Wallabout, Long Island. 








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Kate M. Cone, Hartford, Vt. 

On the twelfth day of February, 1663, on a Thursday, at 
quarter past ten a. m., Cotton Mather was born in his Grand- 
father Cotton's house on Cotton Hill overlooking the "famous 
town with two churches in it " which was the New English Bos- 
ton of that day. In one of those churches, the North, the baby's 


father, young Mr. Increase Mather, had preached for a year as a 
temporary supply, unable to decide between the places numerous 
u as the signs for the sun in the Zodiac " which opened to his 
distinguished talents both in Old England and in New. The 
arrival of his first-born perhaps became a determining influence 
with him, — u a man who hath a wife and children hath given 
hostages to fortune," — for when little Cotton was sixteen months 
old, Increase Mather was ordained pastor of the Second or North 
Church in Boston and so settled for life. All the boy's early 
childish associations were with the house where he was born, 
where his mother had been born, and where he spent the first 
seven years of his life. At first we must fancy him, a dark eyed 
baby over whose cradle black locks and blond blent in fond 
parental tenderness ; or lying on his fair young mother's knees 
while solemn visaged Grandfather Richard Mather, transported 
from Dorchester for the purpose, was introduced to his baby- 
ship ; or coddled by that most model of grandmothers, the 
" comfortable " Mrs. Sarah Story Cotton Mather, the names of 
two of whose husbands he bore. 






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When he was able to sit alone, Grandfather Mather gave him 
the little oak high-chair, brought over from England, in which he 
himself and all his children had sat, and which three more gener- 
ations of Mathers were to use. It is still preserved in the rooms 
of the American Antiquarian Society at Worcester, a substantial 
reminder of the childhood of these great men. 

The Cotton house was a double house and Increase Mather 
lived in the north part of it, which was his wife's mother's. 
They had occupied it not quite two years when Mrs. Mather's 
brother, Seaborn Cotton, sold the south half of the house, which 
belonged to him, to John Hull the mint master, and that worthy 
thereupon came there to live with his wife and one child, Hannah, 
then a little maid of six or seven. It is easy to fancy how Han- 
nah Hull, carefully reared Puritan only child that she was, must 
have loved the handsome baby boy next door, as well as the two 
little sisters who followed him in quick succession. Her gentle 
hand must often have held his chubby one when he took his first 
walks in the windy yard, and we may well believe that many a 
game of childish romps the children of the two households played 
together, Hannah " pretending " somewhat, Cotton in dead ear- 
nest, and little Maria and Elizabeth toddling on behind. 

The boy's home training goes far toward explaining his early 
precocity. He was seldom whipped and never scolded, but was 
led by the power of love and example into sympathy with the 
lofty ideals that governed both his parents, and was so good a boy 
that his father fondly imagined that he had been born sanctified 
of the Holy Spirit. It was a strange, strenuous life of study and 
self-discipline that the grave young father lived, not unlike that 
of some cloistered monk. Reading and writing were in the 
atmosphere, and unconsciously, as a reflection of the life around 
him, Cotton learned to pray as early as he learned to speak, and 
wrote sermons when he was five years old. Between father and 
son in those early years the foundations were laid of a life- long 
intimacy and friendship. " Concerning my son Cotton Mather," 
wrote Increase Mather long after in his will, " He has bin a great 
comfort to me from his childhood, having bin a very dutiful Son, 



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and a singular Blessing to his Father's family and Flock." The 
boy's first going to school was from this house, down the road 
past the graveyard to the grammar school round the corner, kept 
by Mr. Benjamin Thompson. There, along with the Latin and 
Greek that came so easy to him, he learned to his sorrow how 
for off the plane of a pious home is from that of a public school. 
He composed prayers for his schoolmates and rebuked them for 
their wicked words and ways, and got laughed at and beaten by 
them for his pains, at which we are told that his father was "very 
glad " and " almost proud," though whether it was because of the 
little minister's display of principle or his bitter but wholesome 
introduction into the ways of the world, does not appear. 

Home at the same time afforded some of the graver lessons of 
life to the boy. The North Church was behindhand with its 
pastor's salary and the household was burdened with debt. 
Grandfather Richard Mather in Dorchester and Uncle Eleazar 
in Northampton died within three months of each other in the 
spring and summer of 1669, and the little lad doubtless heard 
much about warnings and death-bed scenes and family and public 
afflictions. Talk, too, ran high on public matters, in which, both 
at home and in England, his father took the deepest interest. 
Increase A^ather was ill and depressed. Many were the days of 
fasting and prayer which Cotton must have shared, and, in child- 
ish fashion, tried to lessen his mother's anxieties, shut out, both 
of *.:hem, from the study where husband and father wrestled alone. 
Another baby, the delicate Nathaniel, was born early in July and 
for a time Cotton was deprived even of his mother's cheering 
presence. We fancy him wandering over Cotton Hill in charge 
of his two little sisters, serious beyond his years with his burden 
of domestic responsibilities. All this was near the close of his 
life on Cotton Hill. In the fall Grandmother Mather came 
back to " her house in Boston " to live, and Increase Mather 
removed with his family to North Street. During the years in 
which Cotton was preparing for college the old place accumu- 
lated grandmotherly associations. He must often have stopped 
there on his way to and from school, and the old fashioned school 



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itself was not so far distant but that Master Cheever's favorite 
pupil might sometimes refresh himself at recess with apples from 
the garden and cookies from the hand of an indulgent grand- 
mother. On stormy winter days Increase Mather kept his bright 
boy at home. What more natural than that when he did go, 
his old home should be his half-way house and his grandmother's 
fire and candle a pleasant beacon on early dark afternoons ? The 
old lady was lonely. After her active and varied life she had 
come back to end her days in the house which had been her first 
home in New England, where her children were born, and her 
second husband, the great and good John Cotton, had lived and 
died. Her mind was full of early associations, and into the will- 
ing ears of her precocious grandson we fancy her pouring many 
of the facts and anecdotes about the early worthies of New Eng- 
land which he afterwards brought together in the " Magnalia." 
The house had been the centre not merely of church interests in 
the person of Air. Cotton, but for a time also of affairs of state, 
for during his brief residence in New England, Governor Vane 
lived with the Cottons and built the south half of the house for 
his greater convenience. What a procession of magnates the 
old dame could summon over that threshold ! Surely it was she 
who supplied Cotton with the details of his grandfather's last 
illness and of his funeral, u the most grievous and solemn funeral 
that was ever held perhaps upon the American strand." 

Perhaps together they found the Greek verses, written on the 
leaves of an old almanac, in which John Cotton had expressed 
and at the same time hidden his grief for the two children who 
died of smallpox. What a depth of tender recollections this 
unexpected opening into that long covered well of emotion would 
bring to light in the old mother's breast ! Who but she could 
know and tell that to the stricken father the loss had seemed like 
that of Abraham, old like himself when he became a father, and 
that, nearly beside himself with grief, he at last found comfort 
in praying for faith like that of Abraham ? The " Magnalia " 
is almost the most affected of human compositions, but touches 
of nature are at its heart, and beneath its classical quotations and 


far-fetched allusions we fancy we can trace here and there the 
outlines of that time honored source of history, the old woman 
talking of old times. 

Meanwhile Cotton Mather's quondam playmate, Mistress 
Hannah Hull, has been growing to womanhood. An heiress and 
a girl of sense and many womanly attractions, she has gained her 
heart's desire in the esteem of Mr. Samuel Sewall, and Madam 
Mather's experienced eyes detect signs of a wedding next door. 
Not till after her marriage will Hannah confess that her fate was 
sealed from the day when she was the guest of President Hoar 
and his lady at commencement and saw Sir Sewall take his 
master's degree. He then meant to become a minister. Who 
can tell by what secret influences and intangible feminine wiles 
he was transformed in two years' time into John Hull's assistant 
in business and a member of the Hull household ? 

Hawthorne's magic pen has described Hannah's wedding. 
Her husband recorded in his dairy that it took place on a Monday 
evening, Feb. 28, 1676, in the old hall, so-called, then a very 
large room (possibly Governor Vane's audience chamber) and 
Governor Bradstreet performed the ceremony. We like to 
believe that among the guests was the old lady from the north 
part of the house, and that by her side stood young Cotton 
Mather, thirteen years old, clad in the garb of manhood, and 
fully conscious of his importance as the youngest and brightest 
boy who had so far been admitted to the college. The occasion 
imported nothing less to him than a life-long friendship, the mak- 
ing of his childhood's home into a familiar resort for his man- 
hood, and his best chance of being judged kindly by posterity, at 
the hands of the new master of the house. Madam Mather died 
the May following the wedding. Two years later, John Hull added 
her half of the house to his own, to suit the needs of his daugh- 
ter's increasing family, and the old mansion, its two parts thus 
united, remained the abode of the Hull-Sewall household during 
more than half a century. To the end of his days Cotton 
Mather was a welcome guest there ; there he probably ate more 
good dinners than in any other house in Boston \ and there the 


famous diary was written in which references to him are next in 
number to the author's self. 

A composite picture made from the many glimpses of Cotton 
Mather contained in Samuel Sewall's dairy would be of a man of 
strong enthusiasms and emotions, impulsive and hot-tempered, 
often gravely mistaken, always self-confident, and in the end 
sorely buffeted by fortune. As unlike as possible to Increase 
Mather, who walks these pages dark, majestic, and reserved, and 
equally removed from any resemblance to kindly, cautious, well- 
to-do Judge Sewall, he was the devoted son of the one and the 
life-long friend of the other. Herein is testimony to there hav- 
ing been in this much maligned pedant and witch hunter a warmth 
of heart and sincerity of affection which, lavished on his friends, 
made the faults of his character both forgivable and forgettable. 

Of the many single scenes in which he figures, we are struck 
with one which has for its time a warm evening in September, 
1688, and for place mother's room in the old house, whither 
he has been summoned to pray with little sick Joseph, the seven 
weeks old baby of the household. Frequent maternity has made 
of Hannah Sewall a pale matron, sad with the loss of four infant 
sons before Joseph. She sits, a figure of sorrow, with her hus- 
band and mother beside her and young Sam, Hannah, and Betty 
in awestruck silence near the door, while Mr. Mather, holding 
the frail burden in his arms, stands in the candle-lit centre of the 
chamber's gloom, his face upturned in prayer and his voice tender 
with memories of his own lost little one. 

His first-born and only child has lately died, and in her funeral 
sermon, dedicated to S. S., he has touchingly portrayed the 
parent's pang and hope. 

We look at him with interest ; at the outset of his career, at 
twenty-five, already for two years his father's colleague, and, in 
his father's absence in London, at the head of the great North 
Church ; burdened with heavy domestic responsibilities for a 
delicate girl-wife and his younger brother Nathaniel, slowly dying 
in Salem ; yet on fire with a secret project for some special service 
for the church of God in those parts. As he prays, the infant? 




in our fancy, falls asleep, soothed by some magnetic influences 
in his voice or touch, and wakes to life, for certain it is that 
Joseph did not die but lived, and long years after, Cotton Mather 
assisted at his ordination at the First, which was his father's, 

Another scene which appeals strongly to the imagination is 
again on a September day, four years later, when the principal 
actors in the witchcraft tragedy have met at Cotton house to 
consult about "publishing some of the Trials of the Witches." 
The lowering darkness of the approaching equinoctial storm casts 
a significant gloom over the room in which sit William Stoughton, 
Esq., John Hathorne, Esq., Mr. Cotton Mather, Capt. John 
Higginson, and Samuel and Stephen Sewall. Dorcas Hoar was 
to have died that day for witchcraft, and her confession and 
consequent reprieve are doubtless subjects of discussion. What 
we particularly observe, when for a moment we can push aside 
the spectres and associations of horror which press upon the 
imagination, is the youth of the minister, not yet thirty and 
younger by ten years than the youngest of his companions. He 
has accomplished his special service for the church of God and 
let loose the whirlwind. Can it be that to Cotton Mather's 
youthful zeal, which his great father, had he been home, might 
have known how to curb, is to be attributed the starting of that 
conflagration which he had no power to stop, and the fixing of 
his place in popular prejudice as author, promoter, and chief 
inquisitor of Salem witchcraft ? As a matter of fact, he and his 
associates doubtless sat around Judge Sewall's hospitable fireside 
in serene unconsciousness of any deserved opprobrium, present 
or to come, and while, in a painting of the scene, Cotton Mather's 
handsome face should have all the high lights, neither remorse 
nor cruelty should be depicted there. That night Judge Sewall 
thanked God that the drought which had afflicted the land all 
summer was broken. He might also have been grateful, had he 
but known it, for the passing of the terrible delusion which had 
possessed New England so long. 

With the old house for a background, hardly an important event 




in the Sewalls' domestic drama occurred in which Cotton Mather 
did not participate. Did hailstones break the window-panes on the 
east and south, about 480 quarrels, and that while the venerable 
structure was in the process of enlargement and repair ? Cotton 
Mather was dining with Judge Sewall when it happened and 
prayed with the family after "this Awfull Providence. , ' Was 
little Betty Sewall troubled about her sins ? it was one of Mr. 
Mather's sermons, read alone in the cold in her chamber, which 
brought her to the verge of despair. When Betty was married, 
Mr. Cotton Mather performed the ceremony in the new parlor. 
At Joseph Sewall's ordination feast, spread here and at Mr. 
Pemberton's, Mr. Cotton Mather was an honored guest. Sitting 
by the fireside within these walls, Samuel Sewall read Cotton 
Mather's printed sermons, his favorites among which he after- 
wards had bound in "good Calv's leather' as presents to his 
friends. Here, too, the " Magnalia " was duly welcomed, the tall, 
leather bound, two volume first edition, printed in London, which 
must have been so precious in its author's eyes. 

In the course of forty years the friendship, though unbreakable^ 
was not without its strains. Cotton Mather in his big, brown, 
curly periwig, and Samuel Sewall in his black silk skull-cap, 
must have been a perpetual challenge to each other. Another 
perennial source of danger was the Dudlevs whom the Mathers 
hated and never lost an opportunity of attacking and about whom 
Judge Sewall's lips were sealed by his son Sam's marriage to 
Rebecca Dudley. Once they actually quarrelled over some strict- | 

ures made by the Court concerning Increase Mather's position 

at the college, in consequence of which Cotton Mather declared 

in public that Samuel Sewall had used his father " worse than a 


After fourscore years of existence Cotton house needs to be I 

presented anew to the imagination. We must think of it as grown 

old, like its inhabitants, in dio-nities and honors. Still John 

Cotton's house, it has been added to and cared for as becomes the 

Sewalls' wealth and station. In 1693-95 the old kitchen was torn 

down, the little hall moved away, and a large addition built of 


brick. Neighbors have come to Cotton Hill ; it no longer " stands 
remote from other building and very bleake," and the Boston 
it looks down upon is a great town of eighteen thousand inhabi- 
tants, with seven churches instead of two. Its own immediate 
surroundings are undiminished, the south garden, the orchard on 
which one of the house doors opens, the steep green hill behind, 
and everywhere the trees which Judge Sewall loved to plant. 
Let us make one more picture of it with the friends, long so 
intimately connected with it, together in the foreground. We 
choose the garden, where Hannah the grandmother sits in the 
autumn sunshine, becapped and mittened, her otherwise unwritten 
history told in her sweet, old face, her gentlewoman's garb and 
manner, and her pleasure in her flowers. Near her saunter the 
portly and genial chief justice, and one whose full black eyes and 
stereotyped smile proclaim him to be Cotton Mather, though 
time and trouble have almost wholly obliterated his characteristic 
impetuosity and confidence of demeanor. The tale of his 
sorrows is almost past belief. He has lost two wives and ten 
children, of whom his best beloved and eldest daughter, Katherine, 
has died within the year; the third Airs. A'lather has an infirmity 
of temper bordering on insanity ; and last and severest blow ot 
all, but just now fallen, his darling son, Increase, on whom his 
brightest hopes were centred, has proved himself a worthless rake. 
In public, calumny has done its worst against him, and the day of 
his father's and his own political influence has passed away. An 
humbled, diminished, and sorely chastened Cotton Mather it is, in 
need of all the sympathy and cheer his two old friends can give him ; 
yet, under the mellow influences of the day and hour, we fancy 
him talking of old times with Hannah, and even seeking out the 
trees and herbs of his grandmother's planting. How many feet 
have trod those paths! To all three visions arise too intimate 
for words, of dear ones gone, of moments in their own lives never 
to be forgotten, of themselves as having reached the time of har- 
vest and of peace, and over all the half-saddening, half-enriching 
consciousness that moments such as these for them are numbered. 
In October, 17 17, Hannah died, her husband and Dr. Mather 





being with her to the last. There followed the anti-climax of 
Judge Sewall's second and third marriages. Still the old dairist 
lived on, to drop the curtain also for his friend. On Feb. 13, 
1728, is the record, u Dr. Cotton Mather dies." His funeral 
was on the 19th, the procession going up Hull Street, Judge 
Sewall following in a coach. Finally, on New Year's morning, 
1730, the windows were darkened for the third of the trio, and 
Cotton house stood open to the associations of another centurv. 
It remained, according to some authorities, till 1832, on Tremont 
Row, on the south corner of the street leading up to Pemberton 
Square. Its associations with John Cotton, John Hull, and 
Samuel Sewall are well known, but though Increase Mather 
declared it in his family Bible, the fact of its having been Cotton 
Mather's birthplace has been generally passed by. This slight 
examination into its connection with this most famous of Bos- 
ton's early worthies, aims at presenting that great man's human 
side and awakening some slight comprehension of him as a man 
and a brother. 


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A Royal Lineage : Alfred the Great, 1801-1901. By 
Annah Robinson Watson. 8vo., pp. 102, illustrated. Rich- 
mond, Va.: Whitney 5c Shepperson, 1901. 

To pick up a well written, well arranged book, devoted to the 
preservation of one line of ancestry common to many families, 
and that line leading to such an illustrious man as Alfred the 
Great, and to find it free from the vulgarity in pedigrees which 
most books of this character possess, is a pleasure. Mrs. Wat- • 
son has won recognition in literature aside from her genealogical 
writings, and she has brought to this genealogical study a charm- 
ing style which makes the history read as entertainingly as some 
old romance. 

The Reede and Lewis families of Virginia are the two families 
which the Royal Pedigree most concerns, but to deny kinship to | 

one of those families would be considered heresy by a Virginian. 
The pedigree appears to be correct, and is based chiefly upon 
well established historical facts. 

Not the least interesting portion is the long list appended of 
persons claiming descent (with brief, pedigree) from King Alfred, 
though not in the direct line of the Reede connection. There 
appear many familiar names of both northern and southern 

It is worth while to consider the possibility of representing in 
one's person such a man as King Alfred, and to any one inter- 
ested in genealogy we recommend the perusal of this book. 


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There was a John Hart, a passenger on the William and 
Francis, which arrived in Boston, 5 June, 1632. 

Another John Hart came in 1635, aged 40, with his wife 
Mary, aged 31, in the James from London. According to 
Drake's " Founders of New England," the last mentioned John 
was a shoemaker. Savage and Pope confound this latter John, 
who lived in Boston in 165 1, with the Marblehcad man. 

John Hart, of Aaarblehead, had wife Florence, who had 
administration on his estate, 26, 4, 1656. 

On the 8th day of the 9th mo., 1637, John Hart and Wil- 
liam Charles request five acres each, which is granted, and to 
make up their house lot which is between them, y' 2 acre, at 

nth mo., 1637, John Hart is rated on an estate of £10. He 
lived in Marblehead. 

On the 25th, 10th mo., 1637, he had three in family, as per 
division of the meadow lands. (Salem Toivn Records, Vol. IX., 
Essex Inst. Hist. Col.) 

John Hart was admitted to the church 30 Sept., 1638. He is 
styled of Marblehead in 1646 and 1648, on Essex County Court 

Essex County Court Files for 14th, 1st mo., 1655-6, contain 
the inventory of John Hart, of Marblehead, showing a house and 
one acre valued at ,£36, and a part of the farm which was Mr. 
Humphrey's, valued at ^7-10. A total of ,£74-10-6. He had 
debts of ^36-6. No mention is made of his family. Edward 
flint, Jeremiah Neale, Joseph Morgan, and John Trask gave 
power of attorney, 1 March, 1672-3, to brother-in-law Jonathan 





Hart, to act for them as husbands of the daughters of the late 
John and Florence Hart, of A4arblehead. (.Essex Files, 18, jS.) 

He had the following children : — 

Elizabeth, married 20th, 8th mo., 1659, Ensign Edward, son 
of William Flint. She had among other children, Benjamin, who 
is the "cousin" Benjamin Flint to whom Jonathan Hart, Jr., 
in his will of 17 18 orders his wife to defer. 

Jonathan, who was the father of the Jonathan, Jr., and who 
sells land in Marblehead, in which sale Edward Flint and Jere- 
miah Neale join. 

Sarah, married 15 June, 1668, Jeremiah Neale. She died 28 
Sept., 1672. 

John, a fisherman, who was sued and in turn sued, in 1661, 
as per Essex Court Records. 

r Samuel, whose inventory was filed 27 April, 1671, admistra- 
tion to Jonathan Hart. Edward Flint and Jonathan Hart pre- 
sented the inventory. (Essex Co. Court Files, 16 J l.) 

A dau. married Joseph A'lorgan. 

A dau. married John Trask. 

Jonathan Hart, mariner, son of the above John, may be the 
Jonathan who with his wife was fined as per Court Files, Nov., 
1658. If so he married again and probably had no children by 
his first wife, unless his fine was for a child born within seven 
months after marriage. He married 9th mo., 167 1, Lydia 
Neale, daughter of John, and sister of Jeremiah Neale. John 
Neale in his will dated 3 May, 1672, proved 28th, 4th mo., 1672, 
names his daughter Lydia Hart and gives her a liberal share of 
his estate. She is also to have half of Loofes lot, "if her mother 
see cause, and she carry herself in a dutiful and penitential man- 
ner." Neale left an estate valued at ^"593, 14, 1, quite an 
estate for those days. In his will he names his father-in-law, 
Francis Lawes, whose daughter Mary he had married. 

1678, 8 Aug., Jonathan Hart, of Salem, with consent of wife 
Lydia sells to Thomas Pitman, Jr., of Marblehead, land there, 
being the fifth part of an acre. Deeds, 5-5. 


1696, Oct. 30, Samuel Flint, commander of the barque 
Repaire, of Salem, owned with cargo by Philip English, makes 
deposition that on voyage from Bilboa to Maderia, and so to New 
England, they were taken by a French ship in latitude of 45 ° 
about forty leagues west of Cape Finisterre, and carried to 
Placentia in New Foundland. The ship was sent as prize to 
France with two of the crew. Jonathan Hart, seaman, also 
joins in the deposition. The cargo taken was one hundred quin- 
tals of iron, Spanish weight, and 830 pieces of eight. They 
were captured 26 May, 1686. Court Records, 11, 166. 

1679, 9 June, Jonathan Hart, of Salem, mariner, sells to 
Robert Bartlett, of Marblehead, a small tract of land called the 
Plain farm, in which deed Edward Flint and Jeremiah Neale 
renounce their interest in the land. Deeds, 16, i^-f- 

1681, 12 Sept., agreement between Jeremiah Neale, Jonathan 
Hart, and Joseph Neale, reciting that our father John Neale by 
will gave Jeremiah and Joseph Neale and the deceased wife of 
Jonathan Hart, land, etc. This is a division. Deeds, 2^, 2J.6. 

Hart went south in 1682 and left his daughter Sarah in the 
care of his brothers Neale. On his return in 1685 he was sued 
for her maintenance as appears more fully below. 

Children : — 

Sarah, birth not on Salem records. In the Court Files, fo. 18, 
Vol. for 1685, are tne following papers, in case of Joseph Neale 
vs. Jonathan Hart. Neale sues to recover fo: supporting Sarah, 
reputed daughter of said Hart, for the space of three years, from 
the age of live to eight. Power of attorney of Jonathan Hart, 
of Salem, bound for the southward and leaving several children 
and house do appoint my beloved brothers Jeremiah and Joseph 
Neale, my attorneys, 23 April, 1682. Report of Abraham 
Cole, Josiah White, Nov., 1685, being desired by Joseph Neale, 
of Salem, to determine the cost of maintenance of a child about 
the age of five years, we do adjudge that to our knowledge Joseph 
Neale has kept Sarah, the reputed daughter of Jonathan Hart, for 
three years or more, it to be twenty-six pounds in silver. 


30 Dec, 1 712, Joseph Balch and wife Sarah, of Beverly, deed 
to brother Jonathan Hart, of Salem, all our right in the estate of 
our grandfather John Ncale, which he gave to his daughter Lydia 
Hart our mother. Essex Deeds^ 2j-g6. From the above it 
would appear that Sarah was born about 1677. 

Lidda, born 5 Jan., 167 1-2. 

Jonathan, born 14 April, 1673. ^ e was a mariner. Married 
24 Jan., 1705, Sarah Maule, daughter of Thomas Maule. In 
his will, dated 22 Feb., 17 17-8, proved 30 Dec., 1720, he orders 
his wife to be guided by the advice of cousin Benjamin Flint. 

John, born 6 June, 1675. 

All births except Sarah's on Salem records. 

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[Compiled from the original town records, with notes and additions, by 

Eben Putnam.] 

[Abbreviations: m., married ; pub., publishment of marriage intentions j 
d., died ; b., born ; dau., daughter ; H., Harpswell; Ch: Ch., children.] 

{Continued from page 2j.) 


Daniel, m. Margaret Ellet. 

Ch : — Susanna, b. 23 April, 1785; Margaret, b. 23 April, 
1787; Daniel, b. 23 April 1789. 


Samuel, m. Raleify, dau. of Seth Finey. 
Ch : — Matthew, b. 10 Sept., 1784. 


Joseph, m. Mary, dau. of James Gardner, of Harpswell. She 
d. 16 Jan., 1861. 

Ch: — Joseph, b. 11 Dec., 1803. 


Nathaniel, Yn. Anna, dau. of William Dunning, Jr. 

Ch : — Susanna, b. 7 March, 1807 ; Benjamin, born 22 April, 
1808; d. 8 Oct., 1809; Benjamin, b. 20 Jan., 1810; Mary, b. 
30 April, 181 1; Dunning, b. 9 Dec, 18 12. 







Hannah Blefen, of Harpswell, and Edward Howard, of Deer 
Island, pub. 25 Sept., 1767. 


Abner, m. Mary, dau. of Clement Orr, late of Harpswell, 

Ch: — Margaret, b. 17 June, 1788 ; James, b. 12 Nov., 1790 ; 
d. 23 Nov., 1799; Betsey, b. 20 Nov., 1792; Deborah, b. 14 
Nov., 1794; David, b. 8 Feb. 1797; d. 14 June, 1802; Anna, 
b. 18 Aug., 1799; d. 8 June, 1802; James, b. 20 Sept., 1801; 
Anna, b. 22 Dec, 1803. 

Jacob, b. in Harpswell; m. . 

Ch : — John, b. 5 May, 1756; Hannah, b. 29 Jan., 1764; d. 
24 April, 1 82 1 ; Mercy, b. 18 July, 1766; Catherine, b. 6 July, 
1768; Anna, b. 9 Oct., 1772; Lydia, b. 16 Nov., 1774. 

Joshua, d. 16 June, 1836; m. Patience, dau. of John Esters, 
of Harpswell. She died 23 Dec, 1846. 

Ch : — Mary, b. 19 June, 1791 ; d. 2 Alarch, 1837; John, b. 

3 July, 1794; Elowisa, b. 19 Jan. ; Joshua, b. 14 May, 

1807 > d« 20 Oct., 1839. 

John, in. Margaret, dau. of David Alexander, of Harpswell. ' 

Ch : — Sarah Ann, b. 1 1 Oct., 1 8 1 5 ; Mary Jonson, b. 6 Sept., 
1817; d. 17 Aug., 1835; Rebecca, A., b. 19 Oct., 1819; d. 
20 Oct., 1883; John, b. 25 Oct., 1821 ; Louiza, b. 22 Sept., 
1823; Margaret Ann, b. 5 July, 1826; Cordelia Randall, b. 3 
Sept., 1829; Ebenezer Muncey Johnson, b. 1 Sept., 1 83 1 ; Har- 
riot,^ 18 Dec, 1833; Charles Johnson, b. 19 Dec, 1835; 
Mary, b. 6 March, 1839; d. 11 Sept., 1840. 

Rebecca A. Bishop's child, Mellisa, b. 21 Feb., 1847. 

Capt. John Bishop died 2 Dec, 1887. 

Joshua, Jr., m. Harriet, dau. of Elder Henry Kendall, of 

Ch : — Melinda Jane, b. 13 June, 1829; Hutson Merryman, 

• * v.* 



b. 21 Oct., 1832; Edward B., b. 6 July, 1835; Patience, b. 2 
Feb., 1837; d. 4 July, 1840; Abby Lucretia R., b. 13 Jan., 


Daniel Blake and Elizabeth Toothache, of Harpswell, pub. 
24 May, 1766. 

Jacob Blake, pub. to Thankful Baley, 2 Nov., 1776. 

Simeon, m. Mary, dau. of William Wilson, deceased. 
Ch: — Catherine, b. 7 May, 1804. 

John, m. i Oct., 1759, Jenny, dau. of Waitstill Webber. 

Ch: — John, b. 10 Feb., 1 75 1 , (this is like original record) ; 
Susanna, b. 20 Feb., 1764; d. Dec, 1828; Patience, b. 10 
March, 1766; Jeremiah, b. 12 July, 1768; d. April, 1801; 
Samuel, b. 9 June, 1769; d. 13 Jan., 1842; Reuben, b. 7 July, 
1 77 1 ; Catherine, b. 10 March, 1773; William, b. 8 Oct., 1 775 ; 

d. , 1825; Nathaniel, b. 11 Aug., 1777; d. 21 March, 

1845; Simeon, b. 10 Jan., 1778; d. 9 Nov., 1832 ; Jenny, b. 
11 Aug., 1781; d. 1 May, 1857; Jeremiah, b. 12 Feb., 1783. 

Jacob, m. . 

Ch. b. in Harpswell: — John, b. 5 May, 1756; Hannah, b. 
29 Jan., 1764; d. 24 April, 1821 ; Mercy, b. 18 July, 1766; 
Catherine, b. 6 July, 1768; Anna, b. 9 Oct., 1772; Lydia, b. 
16 Nov., 1774. 

Capt. John Blake, d. 1 April, 1845. 

Reuben, m. Thankful 

Ch: — Rachell, b. 27 April, 1797; Lemuel, b. 15 Oct. ,1798; 
Reuben, b. 15 July, 1800. 

John, Jr., (John, Jr., pub. to Thankful Bray, both of H., 11 
July, 1775; Mrs. Blake d. 12 April, 1845.) 

Ch: — Abigail, b. 22 May, 1776; Hannah, b. 25 April, 1778; 
Jacob, b. 12 Aug., 1780; Robert, b. 22 Sept., 1782; Ezekiel, 
b. 26 Dec, 1784; Mercy, b. 16 April, 1786; Lucy, b. 5 July, 
1788; Robert, b. 13 Dec, 1 791 ; Betsey, b. 13 June, 1793; 

. % 

James Booker, of Harpswell, and Hannah Cobb, of Falmouth, 
pub. 26 Sept., 1766. 

Hannah, of Harpswell, pub. to Jacob Anderson of North 
Yarmouth, 31 Aug., 1767. 

James, of Harpswell, pub. to Elizabeth Dill, resident at 
Harpswell, 26 Dec, 1767. 

Daniel, m. Mary, dau. of Elijah Douglass. 
Ch : — James, b. 15 Sept., 1783; Elizabeth, b. 7 Nov., 1785; 
d. 31 May, 1796; Mary, b. 12 Feb., 1789; Hannah, b. 16 


Si ! . 



Mary, b. 16 Oct., 1795; Isaac, b. 8 Oct., 1798; Mary, b. 24 
June, 1802. 

Samuel, m. Abigail who d. 31 Dec, 1827. 

Ch : — Priscilla, b. 27 Nov., 1 795 ; William, b. 1 3 Sept., I 799 ; 
Jeremiah, b. 19 Sept., 1801 ; Charles, b. 9 July, 1804; Clark, 
b. 21 Oct., 1806; d. 29 March, 1888; Samuel, b." n Jan., 
1809. I 

Benjamin H., m. Eliza, dau. of Paul Curtis, of Harpswell. 

Ch: — Margaret, b. 19 May, 1835; Sarah Ann, b. 30 Nov., 
1836; Susan Stover, b. 23 Feb., 1839; Francis Marrion, b. 22 
Oct., 1840. 


Booker — Wheeler's History of Brunswick, says : — 

Name is quite common in England, and James came from England and 
settled at York in about 1707. It is probable he was accompanied by a 
brothei, who settled further East. James m. Hester, dau. of Thomas 
Adams of York, by who he had eight children between 1713-28, of whom ■ 
the sixth was James, b. 18 Dec, 1723 5 m. at York, Mercy, dau. Benaiah 
Young, 11 Nov., 1747, and settled on Harpswell Neck, nearly opposite the 
old meeting-house soon after his" marriage. Deacon in Congregational 
church and selectman in 1762. Ran a freighting vessel between Harpswell 
and Boston. He is ancestor of the Bookers of Brunswick and vicinity. 

Ch : — James, b. 25 Dec, 1748; Jothan, b. 5 July, 17505 Ruth and' 
Joseph, b. 27 May, 17535 Mirriam, b. 23 June, 17555 Daniel, 14 Nov., 
17565 Mercy, b. 6 May, 17585 Daniel, b. 25 Feb., 17605 Isaiah, b. 5 



Jan., 17625 William, b. 9 Oct., 17635 Ester, b. 21 Nov., 1765. 






Sept., 1 791 ; Daniel, b. 19 April, 1794; Elizabeth, b. 30 June, 
1796; Mercy, b. 28 Aug., 1799; Patience, b. 10 July, 1802; 
Miriam, b. 29 Feb., 1806, Tyzavill, b. 6 Nov., 1809. 

James, m. Catherine. 

Ch : — Daniel, b. 21 March, 1793; Noah, b. 29 Sept., 1794; 
d. 8 Aug., 1795; Betsey, b. 6. Oct., 1796; James, b. 8 Oct., 
1798; Susanna, b. 17 Oct., 1800 ; Ruth, b. 7 Nov., 1802; 
Isaac, b. 15 June, 1805. 

Joseph, m. Prudence, dau. of William Morgredge, late of 
Harpswell, deceased. 

Ch : — Dorcas, b. 17 Oct., 1778; Mercy, b. 18 Sept., 1780; 
William, b. 30 July, 1783; d. 10 July, 1787; Sally, b. 15 Sept., 
1786; Betsy, b. 15 May, 1788; Ruth, b. 13 Oct., 1790 ; 
Rebecca, b. 28 April, 1793; Polly, b. 24 Dec, 1795; Joseph, 
b. 1 May, 1798; Syntha, b. 6 Nov., 1800; Phebe, b. 7 Dec, 

James, Jr., m. dau. of Benj. Dinslow, of Harpswell. 
Ch : — Isaac, b. 3 May, 1808; Isabel, b. 15 Nov., 1810 ; 
William, b. 27 Dec, 18 12. 

John Beakman, of Harpswell, and Christian Smart, of Bruns- 
wick, pub. 8 P>b., 1760. 

Daniel Briges and Dorcas Rankin, both of H., pub. 29 Oct., 

Peter Besprite and Elizabeth Watts, both of H., pub. 28 
Feb., 1769. 

George Bower and Mary Small, both of H., pub. 15 March, 

Isaac, d. 9 Feb., 1827. 


Charles, d. 27 Oct. 1853; m * Katharine, who d. 21 Sept., 

Ch : — Sarah, b. 26 Jan., 1795; Azenath, b. 6 Jan., 1800^ 


Joseph, b. 23 Sept., 1802; d. 15 Jan., 1874; Mary, b. 3 Feb., 
1805; Nathaniel, b. 13 Sept., 1809 ; Belinda, b. 1 2 Jan., 181 1 ; 
Amy, b. 2 July, 18 13; Katharine, b. 5 Feb., 18 16; Charles, b. 
16 Sept., 1819. 


Ch: — Saraiel, b. 5 Aug., 1805 ; Mary, b. 27 Nov., 1807; 
Davis, b. 19 March, 1811; Ruth, b. 30 July, 1819; Lemuel, 
b. 6 Aug., 1822. 

John, m. Jane, dau. of Jonathan Doyle, of Harpswell, 

Ch:— Huldah, b. 14 Feb., 1808. 

Lemuel, pub. to Ruth Baley, both of H., 17 Sept., 1773. 

James, published to Joanna Baley, both of H., 26 Feb., 1777. 


Of this family, Savage says: — 

" Alister Coombs, of Maine, 1665. Thomas, of Maine, 1665. John, 
-of Boston, m. 24 Feb., 1662, Eliza, widow of Thos. Barlow, diminished 
her property, but lived not long. John, of Sherborn, 1668. Henry, of 
Matblehead, 1647. Humphrey, of Salem, 1668, m. 29 July, 1659, Bath- 
shua, dau. of Richard Raymond, had Hannah b. 26 May, 1660. Thomas, 
of Middleborough, 1676, perhaps a son of John, had w. Mary. John, of 
Plymouth, 1630, m. 1630, Sarah, dau. of Cuthbert Cuthbertson, taxed 

Wheeler, in History of Brunswick says, "the name of the father of the 
first of the family who settled in Bunswick and vicinity is not known, but 
he was a Frenchman, who settled first in Plymouth Co., thence removed 
to Newburyport, and he is known to have had : Peter, who settled in 
Brunswick about 1730; Anthony, who settled in Brunswick on the James 
Larrabee place, nothing more known ; John, settled on Great Island, Harps- 
well, and was grandfather of Elisha, Anthony, John, and Isaac. Peter, of 
Brunswick, settled first on Howard's Point, then removed to the Freeman 
Gross place near Harding's Station. Ch : — George, Peter, Samuel, Caleb.'" 

Crossed off on page 57 of Intentions of Marriage Records is 
the following ; — 

Peter Cooms, of Brunswick, and Charity Cooms, of Harps- 
well, intend marriage. Harpswell, June 18, 1763. Andrew 
Duning, Clerk. Immediately below is the following record. 



Peter Coombs, Jr., of Brunswick, and Elizabeth Smith, of 
Harpswell, intend marriage, Harpswell 21 June, 1763. 

James Matthews and Charity Coombs, of Harpswell, intend 
marriage 28 Jan., 1764. 

Elizabeth Coombs, of Harpswell, and John Matthews, of 
Georgetown, intend marriage 8 Oct., 1764. 

Anthony, Jr., m. (pub. 30 Jan., 1769) Mercy, dau. of Dr. 
Isaac Snow, of Brunswick. 

Ch : — John, b. 11 March, 1770; Isaac, b. 27 Feb., 1772; 
Anthony, b. 3 Feb., 1774; Lydia, b. 19 Aug., 1776; Apphia, 
b. 4 Nov., 1778; d. 31 Oct., 1780 ; Joseph, b. 3 Nov., 178 1 ; 
Elisha, b. 11 Feb., 1784; d. 26 Feb., 1784; Apphia, b. 14 
Oct., 1785; Elisha, b. 1 Dec, 1789; d. 9 Nov., 1842. 

Joseph, (pub. 23 Jan., 1768), m. 10 March, 1768, Mary, 
dau. of Call Alatthews, of H. 

Ch: — Mary, b. 8 Feb., 1770; Silence, b. 8 May, 1772; 
Lydia, b. 15 Adarch, 1774; Katharine, b. 3 Oct., 1777; 
Apphia, b. 31 Jan., 1782. 

Anthony, Jr., m. Betsey, dau. of Esquire Snow, late of 
Harpswell, deceased. 

Ch : — Elizabeth, b. 14 Nov., 1801; d. 19 Dec, 1801 ; 
Anthony Snow, b. 28 Nov., 1802; Elizabeth, b. 23 Nov., 
1804 ; Lydia, b. 23 Nov., 1804; d. 7 Dec, 1804; Mercy, b. 
6 May, 1808; d. 4 June, 1808; Apphia, b. 29 April, 18 10. 

William, m. Nancy, who d. 10 Nov., 1834. 
Ch: — Jacob, b. 22 March, 1790. 

Jacob, m. Sally. 

Ch: — Mary Ann, b. 20 Jan., 18 19; Ruth, b. 9 Jan., "1 821 ; 

Alfred, b. 24 July, 1823: d. 23 Oct., 1845; Rodney, b. 

d. 11 Oct., 1848. 

Dorothy Coombs, b. ; d. 9 July, 1855. 

William, pub. to Anna Low, both of H., 29 April, 1776. 

Sylvanus, pub. to Mary Williams, of H., 16 Dec, 1776. 




Elisha, m. Mary, dau. of Joseph Ewing, of Harpswell. 

Ch: — Isaac, b. 13 Sept., 1826; Albert, b. 24 Aug., 1828 ; 
James Allen, b. 6 July, 183c; Lydia Raymond, b. 16 April, 
1832; Matilda, b. 24 Oct., 1834; John Henry, b. 27 Feb., 
1837; Abijah William, b. 10 Aug., 1839. 

Ezekiel Clemmons and Ruth Bridges, both of H., pub. 23 
Jan., 1768. 

Philip Crandal and Elizabeth Wilson, both of H., pub. 20 
Aug., 1768. 


Harrison, d. 28 Feb., 1840; m. Jenny, dau. of Major Paul 
Randall, of Harpswell. 

Ch : — Jenny, b. in Saco 1 March, 1786; Mary, b. 16 April, 
1788 ; Abigail, b. 27 April, 1790 ; Elizabeth, b. 4 March, 1793 ; 
d. 28 May, 1818 ; Robert, b. 27 Feb., 1795 ; d. 23 Oct., 1824 j 
Huldy, b. 14 Aug., 1798; Elenor, b. 10 July, 1801; Paul, b. 
21 March, 1805; Susanna, b. 29 July, 1808. 


Samuel, d. 11 Jan., 1839, m. Lydia, dau. of Paul Curtis, of 
Harpswell. . 

Ch : — Charles, b. 19 June, 1795; d. Feb., 1833; Deborah, 
b. 12 Dec, 1797; d. 19 Nov., 1858; Isaac, b. 20 Nov., 1798; 
Jeremiah, b. 1 June, 1808; d. April, 1803; Susanna, b. 30 
Oct., 1801; Lucindy, b. 24 March, 1804; Sally, b. 12 April, 
1806; d. 16 Aug., 1836; Lydia, b. 8 Dec, 1809; Samuel, b. 
13 Oct., 181 1; Abigail, b. 6 Nov., 18 13; Harrison, b. 14 Sept., 
1 81 5; d. 10 April, 1870; Emily, b. 20 July, 18 19; Joseph, b. 
10 Nov., 1822; d. 18 June, 1857. 

Lucinda Clarke's child, Mahala, b. 20 Aug., 1826. 

Thomas, m. Asenith, dau. of Paul Curtis, of Harpswell. 
Ch : — David, b. 24 April, 1794; Paul, b. 25 May, 1798; 
Abijah, b. 27 Sept., 1799; John, b. 2 June, 1803. 



In regard to this family, Wheeler says : "David Curtis, of the third gen- 
eration from William the emigrant, who came on the Lion in 1632, irt. 14 
Dec, 1732, Bethia Sprague, of Duxbury, and lived in Hanover. Removed 
to Harpswell about 1744.. Ch. b. in Hanover: — 4 Nehemiah, b. 1733; 
5 Ezekiel, b. 1735} 6 Paul, b. 1737; 7 Michael, b, 1739; 8 David, b. 
1 741 j 9 Ruth, b. 1743. [Hist, of Brunswick.] 

William had son Benjamin, b. Jan., 1667, who m. 1689 Mary Sylvester 
and had eleven children of whom the second was Benjamin, (No. 2,) b. 14 
Dec, 1692. The tenth child was David, (No. 3,) b. 26 June, 1708. 
M After this date the family disappears, * * * tradition says they removed 
to western Massachusetts. " 

2 Benjamin, Barry in History of Hanover, says : "There was a 2 Ben- 
jamin, who married Noami Bailey 9 March, 1741, and had Ezra, (153), b. 
10 Sept., 1 741 ; Stephen, (154), b. 15 May, 17445 Benjamin, (1 55), b. 22 
Feb., 17475 Nathaniel, (156), b. 16 April, T749; Jacob, (157), b. 22 
March, 1753. 

Benjamin, son of Benjamin, (Wm.) m. Hannah Palmer 13 Dec, 171 6 ; 
d. 21 Feb., 1756. Their fifth child was Caleb, (21), of whom Barry says : 
"bap. 8 May, 1716, prob. m. Mercy Low, of Hingham, 30 Oct., I752. ,, 
Another son was Nathaniel, (22), bap. 31 March, 1728, " Left no desc. 
on record." [Barry's Hanover.] 

David, of Harpswell, and Hannah Blcthen, of Georgetown, 
intend marriage 5 Nov., 1762. 

4 Capt. Nehemiah, m. (pub. 18 Dec., 1760) Hannah Rod- 
rick, of Harpswell ; m. 2d. Margaret (pub. to Margaret Ewing, 
23 Jan., 1768. Ch : — 10 David; 11 Nehemiah, b. 27 April, 

x 774. 

5 Ezekiel, m. (pub. 26 Feb., 1762), Elizabeth, dau. of Wil- 
liam Alexander. 

Ch. b. in Harpswell: — 12 Bethiah, b. 12 March, 1763; 13 
Jennc, b. 10 p>b., 1765; 14 Ezekiel, b. 16 March, 1767; 15 
William, b. 18 March, 1769; 16 Ruth, b. 9 July, 1 7 7 1 ; d. 
15 Sept.. 1838; 17 John, b. 29 Aug., 1773; ^- J an - J ^53i 1 ^ 
Hugh, b. 8 Feb., 1776; 19 Hannah, b. 5 Oct., 1779; 20 Sim- 
eon, b. 18 June, 1781 ; d. 27 Jan., 1844. 



7 Michael, of Harpswell, and Bethsheba Berstow, both of 
Harpswell, intend marriage 17 Jan., 1767. 

1 1 Nehemiah, Jr., d. 24 Dec, 1848, m. Jenny, dau. of David 
Menander, late of Harpswell, deceased, who d. 6 Dec, 1830. 

Ch : — 46 Margaret, b. 16 July 1796; d. Bowdoin 17 Aug.,. 
1853 > 47 Joseph, b. 4 July, 1798 ; d. 1 May, 1874 ; 48 Rebecca, 
b. 2 Jan., 1801; 49 Nancy A., b. 13 Nov., 1803; 50 David, b. 
24 May, 1805; d. Nov., 1872; 51 Nehemiah, b. 18 Aug., 

1807; 52 Mary, b. 9 Oct., l8oq; d. ; 53 Adaline, b. 

16 July, 1813; 54 Ainger Hide, b. 12 Oct., 1815; 55 Isabel 
M., b. 19 Sept., 1 8 1 7 ; 56 Paul Kendall, b. 26 June, 1819. 

17 John, m. dau. of Walter Meriman, of Harpswell. 

Ch: — 68 Betsey, b. 3 Oct., 1797; 69 Joshua, b. 10 July, 
1799; 70 Charles, b. 8 Feb., 1803; 71 Thomas, b. 23 Feb.,. 

17 John. d. 13 Jan., 1853; m * Abigail, dau. of Samuel 
Alexandred, deceased, who d. 1 Oct., 1859. 

Ch : — 122 John Sneilling, b. 22 Dec, 1815; d. 12 Dec, 
1855; 123 Rebecca, b. 25 July, 1817. 

21 Caleb, m. Mercy, dau. of Ambrose Low. 

Ch. b. on land now in Harpswell: — 23 Mercy, b. 12 Aug., 
1753; 24 Hannah, b. 13 Dec, 1754; 25 Ruth, b. 8 June v 
1756; 26 Caleb, b. 22 May, 1758; 27 Benjamin, b. 18 Oct., 
1764; d. 3 Dec, 1830; 28 Obadiah Low, b. 5 Nov., 1768; 
29 Ambrose, b. 12 Feb., 1770 ; 30 Ebenezer, b. 29 Oct., 1772. 

Simeon, (perhaps No. 20), m. Ruth, dau. of Caleb Curtis. 

Ch : — 118 Elizabeth, b. 27 Jan., 1 8 1 6 ; 119 Hannah, b. 28 
Nov., 1 8 1 9 ; 120 Simeon, b. 17 April, 1823; 121 Jane, b. 17 
July, 1828. x 

26 Caleb, m. Hannah, dau. of Benjamin Seve, of Arrundell. 
Mrs. Curtis, d. 29 Oct., 1799. 

Ch : — 41 Moses, b. 15 Dec, 1780 ; 42 iMary, b. 3 Feb., 
1782; 43 Ruth, b. 18 Oct., 1784; 44 Benjamin, b. 12 Nov., 
1786; 45 Betsey, b. 22 Feb., 1790. 



27 Benjamin, m. Lois, dau. of Benjamin Seve, of Arrundellj 
he d. 3 Dec, 1830; she d. 18 April, 1844. 

Ch : — 31 Ambrose, b. I Nov., 1787 ; d. 4 July, 18 10 ; 32 Sally, 
b. 18 Sept., 1789; d. 15 Dec, 1830 ; 33 James, b. 30 Sept., 
1 791 ; 34 Molly, 28 Oct., 1793; d. 4 Jan., 1861; 35 Lois, b. 

13 July, 1796; d. 21 March, 1832; 36 Nathaniel, b. 27 Nov., 
1798; d. 17 April, 1824; 37 Benjamin, d. 9 June, 1801; d. 10 
July, 1845; 38 Richard, b. 27 Nov., 1803; 39 Catherine, b. 
19 April, 1806. 

Mary Curtis' child, 40 John, b. 18 Nov., 18 14. 

30a Ebenezer, (perhaps son of No. 30), m. Betsey. 
Ch : — 106 Isaac, b. 21 Dec, 18 13; 107 John Robertson, b. 
9 Dec, 18 14. 

57 Capt. Daniel, b. 26 Feb., 1769. d. 19 Dec, 1842; m. 
Hannah Hinkley, b. 10 Sept., 1779; d. 6 Jan., 1799; m. 2d 
Joanna Purrington, b. 3 Jan., 1784. 

Ch : — 58 Isaac, b. 3 Jan., 1799; 59 Hannah, b. 24 March v 
1805; 60 Adaline, b. 25 March, 1814; 61 Sally Purrington, b. 
17 May, 1817; d. 10 Jan., 1858; 62 Stephen Purrington, b. 

14 Dec, 1 819; 63 Charles William, b. 25 Nov., 1826. 

64 Barstow,* m. Ruth, dau. of Walter Meriman, of Harps- 
well. - 

Ch: — 65 Walter, b. 18 Feb., 1803; 66 Almiry, b. 16 Sept.,. 
1804; 67 Albert, b. 24 June, 1807. 

153 Ezra, of Harpswell, to Susanna Bibber, pub. 13 Feb., 
1768 ; m. 5 May, 1768. 

157 Jacob, of H., pub. to Elizabeth Bibber, of H., 9 Nov., 

* See No. 7. 

(To be continued.) 


Diggins-Joslyk. — James Joslyn, son of Joseph, one of the 
^arly settlers in Weathersfield, Vermont, born in Lancaster, 
Mass., 1777, married Naomi Diggins, sister of Tryphena, wife 
of Gov. Ezra Butler. There was an Oliver Diggins in Weath- 
ersfield about 1782. James Joslyn removed to Waitsfield, Vt. 
What was the parentage of Naomi Diggins? M. B. Jones. 

Kale. — Who was Mercy Hale, wife of Ephraim Cook, of 
Cambridge (1732-1773)? 

Lewis. — Who was Sarah Lewis, married 4 April, 1698, Dea. 
Eben r Hamblen, of Barnstable ? 

Mallet-Morris. — Ephraim Mallet, of Charlestown, married 
29 May, 1744, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Mallet and iMartha 
Morris. Was Ephraim son of Jean iMallet, of Boston, who died 
1 741, and grandson of Jean Mallet who died in Charlestown, 
1722 ? Who was Martha Morris, wife of Andrew Mallet, above 
mentioned ? 

Wheeler. — Who was Abigail Wheeler who married John 
Wheeler, of Boston, 5 Sept., 1776? She was born in 1751.' 
He was son of William and grandson of Thomas Wheeler. 


Mrs. C. P. Baxter, 61 Deering street, Partland, Me., is the 
owner of an heirloom, a desk: which has come to her through the 
Proctor and P^merson families the history of which is known for 
more than one hundred years. On the desk is written, "This 
desk was made by George Adams, in 1717, for Airs. Ruth 
Lamson, of Ipswich Hamlet." Who were George Adams and 
Ruth Lamson, and how came the desk into possession of the 
Emerson family ? 



{Continued from page 42. \ 

[53] Setheck, Lawrence, of Salem, will made July 10, 
1659; P rove d Nov. 29, 1660. Being at the house of Nathaniel 
Silvester, Shelter Island, Long Island, N. Y. (at the N. E. end 
of Long Island where he had fled from persecution). 

To Daniel Sethwick, of Salem, my son, I give my house at 


[53] Mentions Gyles lot in Salem; John Burnell ; have a 
house lot on the ground ; the lot I had of Josiah Sethwick to 
return -to him. Daughter Provided Sethick, John Sethick, Dan- 
iel Sethick, and John Burnell, have great meadow at Ipswich 
river fence. To Samuel Burton, Henry Trask, husband of daugh- 
ter Mary, to have Marshall's lot; their children, Mary, Sarah, 
Hannah Trask. 

Samuel and Sarah, children of John Sethick. Son Daniel and 
daughter Provided Sethick residuary legatees. Wife (Cassandra), 

Overseers, William Robinson and Thomas Gardner. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Sylvester, Thomas Harris, William 
Durand. ---■ 


[54] Inventory ^196, appraised by William Robinson and 
Thomas Gardner, allowed 29 : 9 : 1660. 



[55] Paine, William, of Boston, merchant. Copy of 
inventory on file in Suffolk County, ,£4,239: 11: 05. 22: 8: 

Appraisers, Henry Shrimpton, Joshua Scottow, John Richards. 
Goods at places of Joshua Scottow, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Parker, 
Adam Westgate. 

John Paine, son of William, takes oath to truth of the inven- 
tory. Edward Rawson, secretary; Isaac Adington, of Boston, 

[56] Writs Not Entered. 

Pebdoy, Francis, of Topsneld, vs. Richard Kimbole, of Wen- 
ham, in behalf of Mr. Gote (Gott) and Thomas Fiske, for debt 
on account of hire of a farm of Mr. Bradstreet. 

John Redington, magistrate. 

Robert Gowin, of Wenham, constable. 

Lynn, Selectmen of, vs. Richard Blood, of Lynn, for not giv- 
ing in an account to said selectmen. 


William Longley, magistrate; William Bartrum, constable, 
both of Lynn. 

Hayfield (Haffield), Martha, of Ipswich, vs. Richard Bra- 
brook, for debt. 

Story, William, of Ipswich, vs. Edward Bragg, for withhold- 
ing a parcel of land bought of Henry Archer. 

Williams, John, Marblehead, vs. Ambrose Butland, for non- 
performance of agreement. 

Francis Johnson, magistrate. David Gregory also included 
as defendant. 

Joseph Dallaber, of Marblehead, constable. 

Hathorne, John, of Lynn, vs. Robert Skiner, of Boston, for 
debt. William Longley, of Lynn, magistrate; Richard Wayte > 
of Boston, marshal. 


Norton, William, of Ipswich, attorney, vs. Philip Fowlar, 
and Mary,* his wife, executrix to estate of her late husband. 
George Norton, debt due for rent. 

Uselton, Francis, of Topsfield, vs. Cornelius Waldo, debt 
due for wheat. 

Daniel Denison, of Ipswich, magistrate. 

(8 9 ) 

Hathorne, John, of Lynn, vs. Thomas Looke, debt, (two 
writs). Salem, Nov., 1660. 

Lynn, Selectmen of, vs. Thomas Chadwell, debt. 

Northy, John, of Marblehead, vs. John Brimblecome, for 
taking away his collar from his boat's moorings. Nov. 29, 1660. 

[59] Codner, John, of Marblehead, vs. John Northy, for 
threatening to turn his boat adrift. 

Codner, Mary, widow, of Marblehead, vs. Gregory Castell, 

Codnor, John, of Marblehead, vs. John Northy, for unmoor- 
ing his boat. 

Barge, Giles, of Ipswich, vs. Henry Muddle, slander; calling 
him base rogue. 

[60] Bill of Presentments. 

Henry Skerry, John Neale, Samuel Eburne (Aborn), Nathaniel 
Felton, all of Salem. Jurors in following cases : — 


Michael Shaflin, Katherine King, wife of William, Sarah 
Stone, wife of Robert, Hannah Barton, daughter of John, Dam- 
aris Pope, wife of Joseph, An. Needham, wife of Anthony, Samuel 
Gaskin, John Smal, Philip Veren, wives of Josiah Southwicke, 
John Kitchen, Robert BufYam, Joseph Pope, Nicholas Phelps, John 

* She, wife of Norton, was legatee in will of Bethia Cartwright, Salem, 
made May 2, 1640, proved June following. 





Suthwicke, Thomas Gardner, Sr., Richard Gardner, George 
Gardner, Samuel Shattocke, Robert Wilson, Samuel Salmon, 
Wilyam Marstone, Daniel Suthwicke, Provided Suthwicke, all of 
Salem, for absenting themselves from the public ordinances on 
Sabbath day. 

John Small, Jr., Philip Veren, wife of Robert Buffum, Daniel 


Suthwick, Samuel Salmon, wives of Thomas, Sr., and Richard 
Gardner, all of Salem, for assembling themselves at a Quaker 
meeting on Lord's day. 

Edward Gaskin, John Bly, witnesses. 

Curtis, Wilyam, of Salem, for stealing timber from Francis 
Collins. Witnesses, Christopher Waller, Richard Sibly, and 
Zachary Herricke. 

De Cane, Nicholas, of Salem, for living from his wife 
contrary to order. Witnesses, Henery Herricke, Henery Vick- 

Midleton, Richard, stealing a skarfe out of the house of 
John Putnam, and a bridle bit from Mr. Gidne. Witnesses, 
Bethiah, wife of Joseph Hutcheson, Rich'd Hutcheson, and 
John Putnam. 

Bedde, James, of Salem (marryed of late to the widow Ellet), 
presented for being drunk. Witnesses, Roger Conant and 
Zachery Herricke. || 

Nathan'l Felton, of Salem, foreman of grand jury. 


[92] I 

Warrants to Choose Jurors and Persons Presented. 

\ 1" 

[61] Cooke, Isaack, of Salem, for shooting his gun and 

hurting Lt. Thos. Lothrop. Witnesses, Theodore Price and 

Isaack Williams. Constable, William Flint. 

; \ 
[Pickwo]rth, John, Sr., and his sons, Samuel, John, Joseph, 


*] John, Sr., John Norman, Jr., all of Manchester, for 
breach of the peace. William Bennet, Thomas Millet. 

Ayers, Ralph, Edward Winter, and wife of Gabriel Skiner, 
all of Marblehead, disguised in drink. Witnesses, Joseph Dali- 
ver, John Cowman, Timothy Lang, John Northy, and Thomas 
Bowin. Constable, Joseph Dallaber. Nov. 10, 1660. 

Phinehas Fisk, of Wenham, chosen grand juror; Richard 
Hutton, of Wenham, chosen trial juror; Jon. Polin (Poland?), 
chosen constable, and Jno. Dodge, Jr., both of Wenham, con- 
stable. Nov., 1660. 


[62] Elizabeth, wife of John Kitchin, wives of Robert 
Buffum, Anthony Needham, John Sothwick, Nicolas Phelps, 
George Gardner, Samuel Shattock, John Smale, Robert Stone, 
Philip Veren, Samuel Gaskoyne, Samuel Salmon, John Small, 
Sr., DanyelJ Sothwick, John Hill, John Burton, Nathanyell 
Pateyf, all of Salem, absent from public worship on the Lord's 

Phelps, Hanna, of Salem, wife of Nicholas, for saying Mr. 
Higginson sent abroad his wolves and bloodhounds among the 
sheep, etc. 

Small, John, Jr., of Salem, for saying Mr. Higginson preached 
damnable lies. 

Ayres, Ralph, of Salem, for drinking. Witnesses, Richard 
Stackhouse, Tho. Chubb, Avice (?) Chubb, Thomas Flint, John 



George Corwin, Tho. Puttnam, John Gardner, Elias Mason, 
Isaac Williams, Tho. Robbins, Robert Lemon, all of Salem, trial 

*Norman ? 
-j-Abscnt at sea. 


■'■?' ■' 



William Flint and Benjamin Felton, constables. 

Hue Burt, "Mr! (Thadeus) Reding, Mr. Adam Hawks, Wil- 
liam Meriam, all of Lynn, grand jurors. 

Ensigne Fuller, Mr. John Hathorne, Robert Burges, Allen 
Bread, Jr., Theophilus Bally, all of Lynn, trial jurors. 

William Bartrum, of Salem, constable. 

[63] Miscellaneous Papers. 

Elwell, Samuel, and Thomas Jones, Jr., both of Gloucester, 
their bonds to Anthony Day, of Ipswich, deputy marshal, for 
appearance Henry Muddell, of Gloucester, at court. 


William Browne and Thomas Prince, both of Gloucester, wit- 
nesses to foregoing. 

Jo. Co man, of Marblehead, deposes, that coming to the house 
of Thomas Gray he saw Ralph Eares (Avers) and Edward 
Winter so drunk they could not go. Constable, Joseph Dela- 
[64] bar, deposes, same as above. 


Hugh Joanes and Issack Cooke, of Salem, aged upwards of 
20 years, heard Jahn Smale, Jr., say that Mr. Higgeson preached 
damnable lies. Clerk, Veren Hilliard. 

Lt. Tho. Lawthorpe, Henry Herick, Henry Skery, Jono. 
Neale, Sam'll Ebourne (Aborn), Nath. Felton, and Tho. Dea-~ 
con, all of Salem, grand jury. 

George Corwin, Mr. Jno. Gardner, Robert Lemon, Tho. 
Robins, Tho. Putnam, Elias Mason, and Isaack Williams, trial 
jurors. William Flint, constable. 


[65] Sam. Friend, of Manchester, constable ; his letter to Mr. 
Veren, of Salem, certifying that he had warned John Pickworth, 
Sr., of Manchester, and his sons, Samuell, Joseph, and John, not 
in this plantation, John Norman, Sr., Thomas Bishop, John 
Lawes, servant to Bishop, John Norman, Jr., at sea, William 



Bennet, Thomas Miller, no inhabitant among us. Niclowes 
Vencen, of Manchester, grand juror. 

Thomas Choub (Chub), of Salem, and An[y] Choub, his 
wife, deposes, concerning Nathaniell Patte, servant to Hew 

John Goodfree, bill of costs, in action of Abraham Whittaker, 
also in action of William Holdredge; same in action* of Joseph 

Zackery H[errick?], of Salem, Osmond T[rask?], John 
Mfiller?], deposes, that Sara Ellet, wife of [William?] Ellet, is 
a woman of an ill tongue and language. Edward Bishop 

Benjamin Balch, of Salem, dep: respecting conduct of Sara 
Ellett, wife of William, before marriage. 

William Dodge, Robert Hibbard, John Leech, Edmond 
Gover, Zackery Herrick, Cornelius Baker, Osmond Traske, 
John Grover, Joseph Harris, John Miller, Nicholas Decane, 
Isaac Davis, all of Salem, jury of inquest on body of William 
Ellett, drowned in the pond where he went to get a duck he had 
shot and became entangled in the weeds. Drowned Sept. 14, 

William Hathorne, of Salem, magistrate. Dec. 5, 1660. 

Theophilus Wilson, Daniel Warner, Thomas Lovell, Samuel 
Bernum, John Caldwell, Robert Collem., Thomas Newmon, 
John Edwards. 


[67] Samuel Hunt, Daniel Ringe, John Ganes, Daniel Davi- 
son, all of Ipswich, jury of inquest on body of Daniel Warner, 
son of John Warner. Verdict is that Samuel Warner, son of 
John, while laying a tree and a pole, with many snags on it, 
standing by against the tree and Daniel Warner about the tree, 
the arm of the tree, in falling drove the pole down and hit him 
on the left side of the head and one of the snags of the pole 
broke his skull. Daniel Denison, Magistrate. Sworn June 11, 
1660. Inquest held June 8, 1660. 







[68] Belcher, Jeremiah, dep: that he one morning saw 
Goodman Stevens, of Andover, in Ipswich, at house of Good- 
man Rouel, told him that if he would go with me to my house I 
would give him a dram of liquor. Mr. Norton came in presently 
and gave him another, who did drink to Goodman Stevens's health, 
who said I do not use to drink; was fasting, having been up all 
night and'might harm him; but I think he did pledge him. 1 

Robert Lord, Jr., dep: being at my father's house. I heard 
Mark Simons, of Ipswich, and John Pickard, of Rowley, talking 
and making writings about a bargain of land said Pickard was 
troubled with, etc., and agreed that Mr. Cobbit and Mr. Phillips 
both of Ipswich, should hear the case. 

VlNSONN, William, of Gloucester, dep : respecting Goodman 
(Thos.) Jones, his complaint against Goodie (Elner) Jackson. 
July 24, 1660. Thomas Jones, complain against Elner Jack- 
son, continued; calling out of my name and my children, bas- 

(99) . . " I 

tards. [69] Ruth Jones and Mary Somes, both of Glouces- 
ter, deps. 

[70] Jacob, Sargeant Richard, vs. William Averill, of Ips- | 

wich, forfeiture of a bond. Averill William, carpenter, dep: 
concerning building a house for Jacob and contract. John 
Appleton and John Gage, witnesses. [71] Thomas Whittard, 
dep: March 26, 1661, worked on said Jacob's house. William 
Goodhue, dep. 

Newman, Antipas, of Wenham, dep: heard both John Tod 
and Ezekell Northern, of Rowley, say that Mr. Jewit and they 
both engaged to satisfy Jno. Godfree for Mr. Thomas Perry, of 
Ipswich, was indebted to said Godfree. Samuel Jacob and 
Thomas Jacob, aged about 20 and 22, sons of Richard, dep. 
Thomas Clarke, of Noodle's Island, dep: March 26, 166 1 : 
Cleft out for William Averell, of Ipswich, about 1200 clapboards 
and shingles in the yard of Richard Jacobs about the time the 



time the jurymen were chosen for last September Court. March 
26, 1 66 1. 

( I0 °) 

[72] Hutchinson, Thomas, of Lynn, vs. Thomas Marsh- 
all, carpenter, debt. William Longly, per Cur. Jonathan Hud- 
son, Constable. Thomas Hutchinson, bill of costs. Daniel 
Clarke, of Topsfield, Constable : Charges to Robert Pane, of 
Ipswich; servant of Mr. Usiltun, of Topsfield; order of Mr. 
Broadstreate; servant of Mr. Dodge, of Wenham; servant of 
Will. Euens, of Topsfield, going to Salem after him, named in 
above bill. 

Marshall, Thomas, of Lynn, his bond of recognizance to 
Thomas Hutchinson, July 1, 1659. Thomas Marshall and 
Rebekah Hawkes, witnesses to bond. Mr. Coke, of Boston, 
pay 10s to (on back of bond). 

Comings, Isaac, Sr., of Topsfield, and William Evins, in 
behalf of town of Topsfield, vs. Zacheus Gould, Thomas 
Browning, and William Towne, to recover parcel meadow in 
their possession which the town claims. John Redington, clerk 
for the town. Isaac Comings, William Evins, and Zacheus 
Gould, their bill of costs. 


[73] Gould, Zacheus, of Topsfield, agea 72, dep : that 
years since William Howard, of Topsfield, then living there, 
propounded at a town meeting to grant me a parcel of land near 
the farm house of William Paine, of Ipswich, on south side of 
the river which land was granted to William Howard, of Tops- 
field, and Walter Ropper, of Ipswich, whieh land was laid out 
to me aud entered on the town books. Robert Lord, Clerk. 
[74] Walter Ropper, of Ipswich, aged about 48, and William 
Howard, of Topsfield, aged about 52, deps. A little time after 
the village of Topsfield was made a township, said Howard, 
then of Topsfield at a town meeting propounded that a point of 
land that lay against farm house of said Howard, which he 




bought of William Paine, might be granted to said Howard, 
which was done. Thomas Browning named. John Redington, f 

Town Clerk, and the record of above grant entered in his book, 1 

said to have been burned when his house was destroyed by fire. 

Towne, William, bill of charges, in case of Isaac Commens 
and William Evins, in behalf of town of Topsfield. % 

(To be continued.) 1 




By Eben Putnam. 

Richard Ober was the first of that name in Beverly. Accord- 
ing to Beverly records, he was " horn at Asbury, Old England." 
Asbury is a corruption of Abbotsbury, Dorsetshire. 

The writer visited that place in 1898. He found the register 
in very good condition, though lacking some of the first and last 
pages. Possibly eight pages of baptismal records had suffered. 
The burial entries from 1637 to 1666 are missing. The sec- 
ond volume of the register dates from 1666. 

William Ober and Edith Mollett were married 10 June, 1612. 
Their children were : — 

John, baptized 19 Feb., 1612. 
Thomas, " )8 Dec., 1615. 
Jeffery, " 6 Dec, 1621. 

Henery, " 24 Sept., 1624. 
Peter, " 2 June, 1628. 

John Ober married Elizabeth Butcher 12 Nov., 1640. Their 
son : — 

Richard, was baptized 21 Nov., 1641. 

Thomas Ober married Agnes Sam ways 10 June, 1640. 
Their children were : — 

Edith, baptized 25 April, 1641. 
Thomas, " 27 Dec, 1642. 



Richard Ober, of Beverly, married Abigail, daughter of Nicho- 
las and Anna Woodbury, 26 Dec, 167 1. She was bapt. 28-8- 
1655, and died 28 Jan., 1741, set. 86 years, 5 mos. Richard 
died 7 March, 1715-16, aet. 74, which fixes his birth in 1641 
or 1642, corresponding with the date of baptism of Richard, son 
of John Ober, above. 

The baptisms of his children were as follows : — 

John, baptized Beverly, 23 Nov., 1673. 

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Anna, '« 26 Sept., 1675. 

Elizabeth, " 9 Dec, 1677. 

Abigail, « 1 Feb., 1679-80. ^ J^J*-/7<r^ 

Hezekiah, " 18 Dec, 1681. - ■-- ' /> ,-> 

Nicholas, " 26 Sept., 1686. -, . ■;-/ „ f 

Benjamin, " 21 Apr., 1689. , 

Samuel, u 18 June, 1693. 

In 1662, at the March term, county court at Salem, Mass., 
Thomas Wills, master of the ship Robert, was sued by several of 
his crew for wages. 

The plaintiffs were Nicholas Blushot, who was owed wages 
for 13^ months at 48/4 per month. Thomas Harridine, Elias 
Low, William Tibbow, Oliver Ober, Sammuel Mottoy, and 
John Gillet. (Essex court records.) 

The Thistles, another Beverly family, were also from Abbots- 
bury. Near Abbotsbury is Up way, whence came the Spragues. 




Testimony of Wribrough Gachell, of Marblehead, that Susan- 
na Pitts, of Marblehead, in her will gave Richard Hammond, of 
Alarblehead, her best apron. 28 Sept., 1668. Nov. term 1670, 


Vol. 16, p. 108. 

William Hamon vs. TrOstrom Elford, for debt. 8 June, 1665. 
Vol. 10, fo 143, county court records. 

Edward Kneeland, of Ipswich, will dated 5 Jan., 1 71 t, proved 
25 Feb., 171 1. To sons Edward and Philip; grandson Edward 
Nealand; daughter Martha Mackentire all right in son-in-law 
John Graves' estate; granddaughter Martha Graves: brother 
Joseph Fowler. 310:401. 

Ordered that ye suffrings of John Terry and Morris Tucker 
in ye Late Expedition to Canady be Printed. 14-12-1711. p. 

Abraham Allen and Ruth Blany intend marriage. 1 2-9-1 7 13. 

Benjamin Buffington denied a certificate he intending to move 
his family to Swanzey, 10-2-1712. Granted 8-3-17 12. p. 51. 
Friends' records, Salem monthly meeting. 

Samuel Stearns, gentleman, and Ezekiel Gowing, cordwainer, 
both of Lynn, sell to John Brown, of Hampton, N. H., brick- 
maker, "the which together with said Brown's share of lands on 
the swamp in Lynn, one whole share of land in township of 
Chichester, N. H., being the original right of Mr. Broadstreet 
Wiggins of Stratham," 1 Aug., 1747. Witnessed by Isaac and 
Abigail Stearns. Acknowledged at Reading 27 Aug., 1747. 
Rock. Deeds, 34, fo. 99. 

Joseph Eaton, of Lynn, gentleman, sells to John Brown, of 
Hampton, shopkeeper, half right in Gilmantown, N. H., bought 
of Jona. Hale. 1750. Rock. Deeds, 46, 499. 




Mr. William T. Dewey, of Montpelier, writes, in relation to 
the note by the late Judge Taft in our April issue: — 

u The Protestant Episcopal Society of Christ Church in Mont- 
pelier was organized 8 Sept., 1840, and was so reported to the 
Diocesian Convention during that month by George B. Mansur, 
a candidate for Holy Orders. He was one of the first vestrymen 
and was appointed minister 30 Nov., 1842. He was advanced 
to the priesthood and became rector 7 June, 1843, an< ^ resigned 
in 1848, but returned in Sept., 1848, finally giving up the charge 
in Oct., 1849. M r - Mansur was for a long time assistant super- 
intendent of the Congregational Church Sunday School. Rev. 
Mr. Lord entered on the records of that church : 'Including one, 
for a long time a faithful and efficient co-laborer with us, a 
superintendent of the Sunday School and the not infrequent lay 
reader of sermons to the congregation. A gentleman of educa- 
tion and piety, who became the first rector of that church in this 
village. * * * We take peculiar satisfaction and pleasure in the 
remembrance that many of the principles and persons which have 
given to it such animation and efficiency were begotten and mus- 
tered under the shadows of these walls.' Rev. George B. Man- 
sur, D. D., went from Montpelier to take charge of the church 
at Bennington. I think he died there, leaving a widow who now 
lives with their only daughter, Sophia, wife of Rev. Duane 
Phillips, of Kankakee, 111." 

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Ira Eno, born April 25, 1769, died March 4, 1814; Mary 
Adams, born June 1, 1770, died Nov. 1 1, 1847, niarried Oct. 

12, 1788.' Children: Ira, Jr., born May 15, 1790, died June 

13, 1841, married Jan. 6, 1820, Esther Vickery, who died May 
16, 1877; Parry C, born June 19, 1792, died March 10, 187 1, 
married December 25, 181 7, Naoma McGee; Orene, born Feb. 
3, 1795, died April 14, 1867, married Nov. 6, 1812, James Eas- 
ton ; Memucan, born May 6, 1797, died Feb. 24, 1865, niarried 
Dec. 13, 1825, Matilda Paddock ; Sterling, born July 18, 1799, 
died June 6, 1855, married Feb. 15, 1821, Ann D. N. Sweet; 
Harlow, born May 4, 1802, died May 31, 1881, married March 
13, 1823, Ann Paddock; Mellisa, born May 5, 1804, died Sept. 
8, 1882, married Jan. 7, 1829, Harvey Danforth, who died Oct. 
9? 1852; Sophia, born June 8, 1806, died April 20, 1877, mar- 
ried Dec. 31, 1824, Henry Baker; Mary G., born Sept. 14, 
1808, died Feb. 6, 1876, married Nov. 18, 1830, Orvill W. 
Child, who died Sept. 6, 1870. 

The above and what follows appeared in the " Boston Evening 
Transcript," furnished by Caroline (Eno) Lee, aged sixty-nine, 
only daughter of Parry Eno. 

From an old memorandum of the Eno family: Ira Eno, Sr., 
moved into this part of the country (Onondaga County, N. Y.) 
in the year 1803, and purchased a farm of a man named Wood- 
worth about two miles west of Onondaga Hill, paying cash for 





it. After the death of Woodworth his son claimed the same 
land under an old title, and held it, leaving Eno poor and desti- 
tute. Subsequently he removed with his large family of young 
-children to Fulton, where he died during the beginning of the 
War of 1 812. The widow removed soon after to Salt Point, | 

where she resided about two years, and in 18 15 located at 302 
Point (now Rivers Point, Onondaga County). Ira Eno and 
Mary (called Polly) Adams, were probably married at or near 
Simsbury, Conn., which was their old home. He is buried at 
Fulton, N. Y., and she at Pine Plains, about three miles east of 
Three Rivers Point. Sterling Eno was at West Point, but date 
unknown. Ira Eno, Sr., went with his boatload of supplies for 
the army to Sackett's Harbor in the War of 181 2, and Parry 
Eno went with team and wagon. Ira, Jr., and Esther ( Vickery) 
Eno had a large family, three of whom are still living. One 
daughter was named Martha Terry, after her great-grandmother ; 
she married a Stafford. 


From Lay Subsidy for Devonshire, 1624. 102-463. 
King's Carsvvell : — 
John Codner, gent. John Codner, of Green Hill. 

John Codner, of Dakesbridge. John Codner, Jr. 
Philip Codner. William Codner. 

James Codner. Henry Codner. 

Thomas Codner. Ellinor Codner. 

Alex 2 Codner and his widow Job Codner. 

Marian. Richard Codner. 

Roger Codner and Ann William Codner. 

Codner, widow. John Codner, of Whilbor. 

Doownes Codner, widow. 
St. Mary's Church, Roger Codner. 
Abbot Scarswell, Ri : Codner. 




With an account of the Bellows Family, of Westboro, flass. 

By Thomas Bellows Peck. 

In the sketch of Ezra Bellows in the number of The Genea- 
logical Quarterly for July, 1901, it was said that all attempts 
to trace his parentage had failed. In pursuing the search during 
the summer of 1901 the writer was led by a slight clue to visit the 
town of Westboro, Mass., and there the desired information was 
obtained. The early records of Westboro, having become badly 
worn, were carefully copied a number of years since at the 
expense of the town, and the original church records, kept by 
Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, are in perfect condition, although so 
closely written as to be very difficult to search. Mainly from 
these two sources the following facts in regard to the early his- 
tory of Ezra Bellows and of the branches of the Bellows family 
residing in Westboro were obtained. 

Ithamer 3 Bellows, son of Deacon John Bellows and grand- 
son of John Bellows, the emigrant, was born in Marlboro, Mass., 
July 25, 1708. ("Bellows Genealogy," pp. 6 and 600.) He 
was admitted to the church in Westboro, with his wife, Mary, 

Au g- io, 1735- 

Their children, born in Westboro, were : — 

1. Timothy, 4 born Jan. 11, 17 34.-3 5 5 died March 6, 1735. 

II. SETH, born April 15, 17365 died May 18, 1736. 

III. Mary, born April 11, 17375 died Feb. 2, 1756. 

iv. Betty, born Aug. 5, 1739 5 died March 17, 1756. 



v. Simeon, born Sept. 3, 1744.5 bapt. Sept. 9, 1744.. (No. 423 
"Bellows Genealogy.'") 

vi. Ezra, born Jan 7, J 749-50; bapt. Jan. 14, 1750. (No. 
439 " Bellows Genealogy.") 

Mary, the wife of Ithamer Bellows, died Feb. 14, 1773. The 
intention of marriage of Ithamer Bellows, of Westboro, and Ruth 
Johnson, Jn r , of Southboro, was entered May 23, 1773. South- 
boro records show that they were married June 15, 1773. Ruth, 
the wife of Ithamer Bellows, died in Westboro Sept. 29, 1775, 
and his intention of marriage with Bulah Hemenway, of South- 
boro, was entered Dec. 16, 1775. By Southboro records they 
were married Jan. 10, 1776. "Ithamer Bellows y e husband and 
father of y e above departed this life May y e 27th, 1770." 
(Westboro Records.) 

Ezra 4 Bellows (Ithamer J John, 2 John 1 ), and Ruth Harring- 
ton, both of Westboro, entered their intention of marriage July 
4, 1774, and "were joyned in marriage by Rev. Mr. Parkman 
Dec. 1, 1774." They had two children born in Westboro: 
Elijah^ born Sept. 27, 1775, and Amasa, born Jan. 10, 1777. 
From these dates it follows that Ezra Bellows's service in the 
Revolutionary Army occurred before his removal to Lunenburg, 
where he was admitted to the church with his wife, Ruth, Sept. 
6, 1778. By these records the descent of Ezra Bellows in the 
fourth generation from John Bellows, the emigrant, through 
Ithamer, of Westboro, and Deacon John, of Southboro, is clearly 

Simeon 4 Bellows (Ithamer J John 2 Johti 1 ), was born in 
Westboro, Sept. 3, 1744. His intention of marriage with 
Rebekah Warren, daughter of Daniel Warren, of Westboro, was 
entered Nov. 23, 1765. They were married April 10, 1766. 
He died April 29, 1823, and his wife, Rebekah, died Oct. 14, 
1822. Simeon Bellows was selectman from 1793 to 1803 and 
representative in 18 12. He was also a Revolutionary soldier, 
having enlisted as private from Westboro, April 19, 1775. 


The children of Simeon and Rebekah Bellows were born in 
Westboro and were : — 

I. Daniel,5 born Dec. 30, 17685 died April 27, 1776. 

11. Asel, born April 30, 1771; died May 3, 1776. 

III. Molly, born July 20, 17735 died Sept. 25, 1775. 

iv. Eli, born Oct. 8, 17755 died May 3, 1776. 

v. Daniel, born April 12, 1777. (No. 434 "Bellows Geneal- 


VI. Hannah, born Jane 27, 1779; died, unmarried, in Worces- 
ter, Mass., Sept. 1, 1814.. Buried in Mechanic Street 
Burial Ground. 
vii. Asahel, born Dec. 19, 1781. (No. 435 "Bellows Geneal- 

viii. Ithamer, born April 18, 1787. (No. 436 "Bellows 

Asahel 5 Bellows (Simeon,* Ithamer* John, 2 John 1 ), was born 
in Westboro, Dec. 19, 1781, and died in Worcester, Aug. 9, 1835, 
and was buried in Mechanic Street Burial Ground, where his 
epitaph may be seen. He was a man of ability and prominence ; 
was one of the original members of the Central Bank Corpora- 
tion in Worcester, March 12, 1828; kept the tavern known as 
the "Bellows Tavern"; was jailor from 1824 to 1835, and 
selectman in 1830. At the time of his marriage he resided in 
Southboro. He was married in Westboro Jan. 15, 1804, to 
Miss Hannah Valentine of that town, daughter of William and 
Elizabeth (Jones) Valentine, who was born in Hopkinton, Mass., 
March 25, 1 78 1, and died in Groton, Mass., Sept. 11, 1843. 

Their children, born in Westboro, were: — 

1. Albert Jones, 6 born July 28, 1804. (No. 44.8 " Bellows 

11. Emeline Augusta, born Oct 2, 1805. 
in. Hannah Maria, born Dec. 31, 1806. 
iv. Christopher Warren, born Nov. 30, 1810. 

Jonathan 3 Bellows (Elea%er 2 John 1 ), was born in Marl- 
boro, March 27, 1704. He was married in Lancaster, 


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27, 1732, to Judith Tezer, of Southboro. Jonathan and Judith 
Bellows were admitted to the church in Westboro June 3, 1736. 
He spent the rest of his life as a farmer in Westboro, where his 
children were baptized. The following curious entry is found 
in the church records: "July I, 1744. Brother Jon n Bellows 
offered a Confession of having been Guilty of Negligence in his 
Business and Dishonesty and Lying in Trading and was restored 
to Charity." We infer from this record, not that he was more 
dishonest than his neighbors, but that possibly he had a more 
sensitive conscience. Worcester Probate Records show that he 
died in Westboro before Feb. 23, 1759, at which date Judith 
Bellows, his widow, filed her assent to the appointment of Tim- 
othy Warren, her neighbor, as administrator, "she being incapa- 
ble and her son Amariah, who is of age, declining." 

The children of Jonathan and Judith Bellows, born in West- 
boro, were : — 

1. Ebenezer,4 born Dec. 13, 1733; died Jan. 6, 1733-34. 

II. Ezra, born May 19, 1735} died Dec. 13, 1735. 

in. Comfort, born April 16, 1736; mentioned in church records 
Aug. 25, 1755. 

iv. Ammariah, born Nov. 22, 1737; living at time of his fath- 
er's death in 1759. 
v. Reuben, born Feb. 7, 1738-395 bapt. May 13, 1739. 

vi. Ruth, born April 23, 1744. "Daniel Goodfree of Lancas- 
ter and Ruth Belloss of Westbury entred their intentions 
of marriage Oct. 8th, 1773." (Lancaster Records.) 

Reuben 4 Bellows (Jonathan^ E/eazer, 2 John 1 ), was born in 

Westboro, Feb. 7, 1738-39. He married Elizabeth . 

Their children, born in Westboro, were : — 

1. Jonathan, 5 born Nov. 2, 1776. -^ 

11. Lydia, born Nov. 22, 1779. 

III. Lovice, born May 27, 1782. 

iv. Eli, born Dec. 17, 1783. 

v. Polly, born June 14, 1786. 

vi. John, born May 8, 1789. 

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vii. Antipas, born May 30, 1792; married in Southboro, Jan. 
24, 1819, to Nabby Onthank, who died Sept. 30, 1820, 
and was buried in Southboro Cemetery. They had one 
child, Louisa Dame, 6 born in Southboro, Nov. 16, 181 9. 

Yin. Elijah, born Jan. 7, 1799. 

Samuel 4 Bellows (Moses,$ John, 2 John 1 ), was born in South- 
boro, Nov. 24, 1746. He was a minute man in Capt. Edmund 
Brigham's company at Lexington, enlisting April 10^ 1775. 
Record shows that he served in the army till 1777. Samuel 
Bellows and Reuben Bellows appear in FJander's Squadron or 
school district in Westboro in 1789. He was married in West- 
boro, April 20, 1783, to Lydia Gale, of that town. He died 
there, April 28, 1839, and she died Feb. 10, 1833. 

Their children, born in Westboro, were : — 

1. Bernice,5 born March 2, 1784; married William Williams, 
of Southboro, and later of Wendell, Mass. They had 
seven children : Obed, 6 Samuel, Lydia, Sarah, Eunice, 
Emory, Seth. 

11. Huldah, born March 8, 1785; died July 23, 1828, un- 

in. Luke, born June 21, 1789 ; died unmarried. 

iv. Edward, born Dec. 23, 1792 ; married Hannah Sophia 



v. Lydia, born May 8, 1799 ; died Sept. 2, 181 1. 

Edward 5 Bellows (Samuel,* Moses^ John, 2 John 1 ), was born 
in Westboro, Dec. 23, 1792. He was a farmer in Westboro, 
where he spent his life. He was married in Westboro, April 5, 
1823, to Hannah Sophia Hawes, of that town. He died in 
April, 1870, and she died Feb. 21, 1834. They were buried in 
Midland Cemetery, Westboro. 

Their children were : — 

1. Achsah S., 6 born Oct. 6, 1824 ; married in Worcester, Aug. 
17, 1846, to Charles A. Gilmorc, who died Sept. 9, 1866. 
They resided in Westboro, where Mrs. Gilmore now lives. 
They had no children. 


i. Horace Eugene, 8 born Jan. 13, 1879, a watchmaker and 

jeweler in Boston. 
11. Chester Warren, born April 22, 1880 ; died in South- 

boro, Sept. 23, 1882. ^ 

in. Anna Viola, born Aug. 16, 1882. 
iv. Edward Clifton, born Jan. 14, 1885. 
v. George Henry, born Nov. 18, 1886. 
vi. Mabel Leona, born Aug. 4, 1888. 
vii. Fred Eugene, born in Allston, Mass., Oct. 27, 1896. 








11. Horace Edward, born April 6, 1829; died March S, 

1865. Y 

in. Susan Maria, born Dec. 15, 1S31 j died in Westboro, of 
consumption, July 28, 1850. 

Horace Edward 6 Bellows (Edward* Samuel^ Mosesf 
John* John 1 ), was born April 6, 1829, and died at Camp Parole, 
Annapolis, Md., March 8, 1865. He enlisted in Company D, 
34th regiment, Mass. Vol. Infantry, July 21, 1862, and was 
mustered into service July 31, 1862, for three years. He was 
wounded in the neck June 5, 1864, was taken to the hospital 
at Camp Parole for treatment, and there contracted the disease 
of which he died. When he enlisted he was a member of the 
firm of Bellows, Phelon Sc Stevens, manufacturers of ladies' 
boots and shoes in West Springfield, Mass. His remains were 
brought to Southboro, Mass., for burial. 

He was married in Southboro, Nov. 26, 1851, to Anna Bax- 
ter Johnson, daughter of Josiah Johnson, of that town. She 
was born Oct. 4, 1823, and died Jan. 27, 1897. They had 
one child, as follows : — 

Fred Eugene 7 Bellows, who was born in West Springfield, 
Mass., June 20, 1857. ^ e ls a woodworker by trade; has 
resided in Southboro until within a few years, and now resides in 
Roxbury. He was married May 19, 1878^0 Leona Betsey 
Buck, who was born in Southboro, Feb. 23, 1857. They have 
had seven children, all of whom except the youngest were born 
in Southboro. 

Their children are : — 




Eleazer 3 Bellows {Elea%erf John*), and Sarah, his wife, 
were admitted to the church in Westboro, March 21, 1728. 
Their daughter, Lucy, A was baptized Jan. 2.1, 1739- 

Sarah 4 Bellows (Eleazer, 3 Eleazer, 2 Joh?i l ), was admitted to 
the church in Westboro, May 30, 1742. Phinehas Forbush 
and Sarah Bellows were married in Westboro, Jan. 5, 1742-43. 

In searching for the parentage of Ezra Bellows, the record of 
Captain Elijah Bellows, of Southboro, was found. 

Elijah 4 Bellows (Eleazer, 3 Eleazer, 2 John 1 ), was born in 
Southboro, Mass, Oct. 29, 1728. He was married in South- 
boro, Feb. 20, 1750—51, to Martha Joslin. He was captain of 
a company which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 12 days; also, captain, 5th (Southboro) Co., 6th Wor- 
cester County regiment, commissioned April 5 (also given April 
17), 1776. (See u Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War 
of the Revolution," which also states that he was lieutenant, 
Capt. Silas Gates' Co., Colonel Ward's regiment, which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775.) "In May, 1782, Elijah Bel- 
lows and Martha, his wife, removed from Southboro to Prince- 
ton." At the same date, " Joseph Tuttle, with Lucy, his wife, 
with Elijah and Martha, their children, moved from Southboro 
into Princeton." (Princeton, Mass., Records.) 

The will of Elijah Bellows, of Princeton, dated Jan. 16, 
1798, filed March 28, 1798, is on file in Worcester Probate 
Office. He gives to his wife, Martha, his cash, bonds, notes, 
furniture, etc., also the use of one half of his real estate. He 
gives to Joseph Tuttle, " now in 43d year of his age who is 
now married and lives with me," all his real estate, in fee simple 
except the improvement of one half to his wife. No children 
are mentioned in his will and none are recorded in Southboro. 





I he Dring family Bible is now in possession of Mr. Charles 
Dring, of 183 Hunter Street, Fall River, Mass. They do 
not agree with Arnold's records of Little Compton. Sarah 
Dring, daughter of Philip and Ruth (Stoddard) Dring, born June 
J, 1772, was my wife's grandmother. We know her birth as 
recorded in the Bible is correct, having it from her. She died 
April 13, 1859, when Mrs. White was twenty- five years old. 

I have in my notes the following: John Rogers, Jr., died 
June 28, 1732, in the o,2d year of his age. From his grave- 
stone, Prince Hill, 73arrington, R. I. (See history of Barring- 
ton, R. I.) 

March the 26 day, 1752. 

Timothy Dring was born Oct. 22, 1726; Benjamin Dring 
was born Nov. 27, 1727; Philip Dring was born Sept. 7, 1730; 
Hannah Dring was born Sept. 14, 1732; Nathaniel Dring was 
born Sept. 4, 1734; Abigail Dring was born April 30, 1736; 
Nathaniel Dring died Oct. 20, 1757. 

Philip Dring died Jan. 18, 1796; Ruth* Dring died July 24, 

Sarah Dring died Feb. 16, 1783; Thomas Dring died April 
16, 1787. 

Children of Philip and Ruth (Stoddard) Dring. 

Delany Dring, born June 30, 1752; John Dring, born Dec. 
15, 1754; Hannah Dring, born Feb. 3, 1757; Philip Dring, 
born April 23, 1 759 s Nathaniel Dring, born March 29, 1761 ; 

Ruth Dring, born June 26, 1763; Benjamin Dring, born 

19, 1765; John Dring, died Nov. 5, 1775; Ruth Dring, died 

,1766; Philip, Jr., and Benjamin "Dring, died April 10, 

1766; Ruth Dring, born April 18, 1767; Philip Dring, Aug. 
29, 1769; Sarah Dring, June 1, 1772; John Dring, born Nov. 
4> I 77S'y Deborah Dring, born March 22, 1777. 

* Ruth (Stoddard) Dring, born Oct. I, 1733. 




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genealogically, leaves nothing to be desired. Subscriptions for 
the work should be sent to Miss White, 81 Fountain Street, 
Haverhill, Mass. 

The Danforth (Danforth, Danford, Dernford, Etc.,) 
Genealogy long in preparation by a committee appointed at a 
meeting of the family, will- soon be printed if a sufficient number 
of subscriptions is obtained to pay the expenses. This very valu- 
able collection of records, sketches, etc., has been edited with 
impartial care. It treats of the English ancestry from the fifteenth 
century; of Nicholas, of Cambridge, . and his descendants, and 
of William, of Newbury, and his descendants. It will make a 
volume of about 400 pages, with half-tone portraits, pictures of 
places, reproductions of autographs, etc. Price, to subscribers : 
Cloth, $5.00, half leather, $6.00, post or express free. Address, 
•Chas. H. Pope, Publisher, 221 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Mass- 


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Early Records of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Syracuse, N. Y., 18 26- 1850. Edited by A. J. Northrup. The 
Genealogical Society of Central New York, 1902. 

This is the first of what it is hoped will prove a numerous 
series of local publications of the Genealogical Society of Central 
New York. The beginning of the church records is coincident 
with the foundation of the church and cover the pastorship of 
Rev. John W. Adams. 

Rambles About Greenland, N. H. By M. O. Hall, 
8vo., pp. 238, 1 goo. Greenland was, perhaps, the name 
bestowed by Capt. Champernoun himself on his farm at the 
Great Bay, for the name first appears on Portsmouth records 
in 1655. It came to be applied to the western portion of 
Portsmouth, and was adopted by the people of that section 
when set off as a town. 

The greater part of the book is devoted to extracts from the 
town records, family sketches, and landmarks, and will be found 
very useful to students of New Hampshire genealogy. There 
are a number of interesting illustrations selected with good judg- 

Historical Sketches Relating to Spencer, Mass, By 
Henry M. Tower, Vol. I., Spencer, Mass., 1901. 

A volume which contains odds and ends of history and 
genealogy, 'as well as much which would not be omitted from 
any town history, rolls of soldiers, town officers, and numerous 
illustrations of the old houses and landmarks, with descriptions 
thereof. This is the result of Mr. Tower's gleanings, and it all 
forms an unusually valuable and interesting series of historical 
and genealogical sketches about Spencer and its people. We 
note with pleasure that this is the first of several projected vol- 

A considerable portion of the book is devoted to the Bemis 
family, and to other pioneer families of the town. 




A History of Scioto County, Ohio, Together With 
a Pioneer Record of Southern Ohio. By Nelson W. Evans. 
Portsmouth, Ohio: 1902. Large 8 vo. $10. 

This book should serve a useful purpose as the territory of 
which it treats has been the meeting place of Indian and White 
and later of the migrating peoples from the East and South. 

Scioto County lies at the mouth of the beautiful and fruitful 
valley of the Scioto River, whose name, given it by the Indians, 
means " falling water." It has 630 square miles of territory. 
That part west of the Scioto River is in the Virginia Military 
District, while the part east is all Congress Land, except Green 
Township and the southeast corner of Porter, which contains the 
French Grant, being the lands granted by Congress in 1795 and 
1798 to the French settlers of Gallipolis. 

The monumental remains of the mound builders cover the 
valley of the Ohio, east and west of Portsmouth, and their 
successors, the Shawnee Indians, made the location a point on 
their great trail from the savannahs of Tennessee to the Lakes. 
They had a settlement and a town at Oldtown, just northwest 
of Portsmouth. When white men came, they, like the mound 
builders and Indians, deemed the mouth of the valley an impor- 
tant point, and proceeded to make settlements, although they 
selected the west side of the Scioto for their town. 

Scioto County was created 24 March, 1803, at the first session 
of the legislature of the State of Ohio. Its formal organization 
did not take place until 10 May, 1803, at the house of John. 
Collins, in the town of Alexandria, of which not even a vestige 
now remains. 

Its territory was taken wholly from the county of Adams, and 
embraced about one third of Pike County and all the western 
part of Lawrence County. 

From the tenth of May, 1803, to the present time, a period of 
over ninety-eight years, the history of the county has been one 
of remarkable progress in population, wealth, public and private 
improvements. The forests have disappeared, the swamps of the 

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valleys have been drained, public roads built, streams bridged, the 
Ohio Canal built, three railroads have been built in the county, 
and one on its southern border, in Kentucky. The hills have 
yielded their timber, iron ore, coal, and sandstone. 

Portsmouth, named after the city of that name in New Hamp 
shire, has grown from a collection of pole cabins to an ambitious 

The book is replete. with valuable genealogical and biographi- 
cal records. 

An Address by Rev. Frank J. Bayley, D. D., Delivered 
before the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Colorado, 30 
Oct., 1901, has been printed for private distribution. 

Memorial of the Celebration of the Two Hundred 
and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the. Town of 
Gloucester, Mass., August, 1892. Boston, 1901. 8 vo., pp. 369. 

The Gloucester celebration of Aug., 1892, at the time was 
generally commented upon as remarkable in interest and organ- 
ization. There was a valuable loan collection on exhibit, and 
the older houses and historic sites were appropriately marked. 

The delay in the publication of the Memorial was due to the 
illness and death of the editor, Mr. Alfred F. Stickney. The 
principal contents are the addresses by Rev. D. M. Wilson, at 
the First Church, and by Rev. J. L. R. Trask, the orator of the 
day, the list of exhibits in the loan exhibition, and the well 
selected illustrations. The book is one the town can be proud 
of — all except the printing, which, however, was done by a 
Boston concern. 

The Old P'amilies of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., 
with some related families of adjoining towns .and of York 
County, Maine. By David W. Hoyt. Parts VI. and VII. 
Providence: 1902. The five parts comprising Volume I. of 
these collections relating to the Merrimack valley, for the scope 
of this work is broader than the title indicates, were models for 
local genealogical publications. 

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One hundred and forty-six of the hundred and sixty pages 
comprising Parts VI. and VII. are devoted to the church records 
of Salisbury and Amesbury, thus placing valuable and usually 
not easily accessible records at the disposal of all interested. 
Mr. Hoyt has not as yet been reimbursed for the expense of his 
first volume; his willingness to continue this work should meet 
with the cordial appreciation of those who are seeking to pre- 
serve the memorials of our ancestors from oblivion. 

The MacDonough-Hackstaff Ancestry. By Rodney 
Macdonough. Boston: 1901. Royal 8vo., pp. 527. Illus- 

This fine volume is devoted to the record of ancestry of Capt. 
Charles Shaler McDonough, U. S. N. The arrangement is as 
follows : the first generation consists of the author with his 
brothers and sisters ; the second generation of their parents ; the 
third generation of their grandparents, and so on. All informa- 
tion obtainable concerning each ancestor is introduced in a 
biographical sketch, and appended are copies of important and 
interesting wills, deeds, agreements, or other documents. 

The plan is thoroughly worked out, and is one which may be 
adopted with profit in similar collections. 

The families concerning whom the book relates are Adams, 
Barker, Bigg, Burrowes, Coit, Cole, Denning, Garr, Griggs, 
Hackstaff, Hallock, Hawxhurst, Hopkins, Laroux, Macdonough, 
Morrell, Mould, Pratt, Reddocke, Shaler, Sinclair, Spencer, 
Stocking, Stow, Swazy, Townsend, Vance, Williams. 

On the ancestral charts, pp. 477 et seq., appear the names of 
all ancestors. 

The eighth and ninth generations comprise those pioneers 
from whom descent is derived, and in the accounts there printed 
will be found material gathered at great pains, not elsewhere 
accessible in print, which throw much light upon several hitherto 
difficult problems in New England and Long Island genealogy. 
An excellent illustration is the printing of proof that John Pratt, 


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of Kingstown, R. I., was son of the sterling adventurer and 
pioneer, Phineas Pratt. John Pratt has left descendants in Long 
Island and New Jersey who have the indefatigable research of 
Mr. Macdonough to thank for this valuable discovery. 

So careful has been Mr. Macdonough's examination of origi- 
nal records and printed authorities and correspondence with other 
genealogists that but little has escaped him which would prove of 
value. He, however, states that the sum total of our knowledge 
concerning Gerrard and Michael Spencer is contained in the 
information supplied by Mr. Waters through the will of Richard 
Spencer, of London, proved in 1646. Mr. R. P. Spencer has 
investigated the genealogy of and has extensive notes pertaining 
to the family, and has proven that Michael Spencer was baptized 
5 May, 161 1, his brother Gerrard baptized 25 April, 1614; 
that they were sons of Gerrard baptized 20 May, 1576, who 
was son of Michael and Elizabeth Spencer. 

Mr. Macdonough convicts Sabine of an error in claiming 
William Hawxhurst as a loyalist. That energetic and far-sighted 
merchant and iron master, who predicted the Erie Canal, met with 
financial misfortune before the Revolution. In common with 
members of the Townsend family, Hawxhurst had extensive landed 
interests in Vermont. Years after, persons of the name were 
resident in Colchester, one of the towns of which he was a 
grantee. Among the New Hampshire grantees of the townships 
along Lake Champlain were many New Yorkers from Long 
Island apparently connected by blood ties. 

"The MacDonough-Hackstaff Ancestry'* is a collection which 
will prove of the utmost value in determining lines of ancestry 
originating in or touching Long Island and Rhode Island. It 
will prove one of the standard reference works in genealogy and 
especially deserves a place in libraries not aiming to make exten- 
sive collections of family genealogies, but which aim to be pro- 
vided with important works of general utility. 

Records of the Descendants of Vincent Meigs who 



came from Devonshire, England, to America, about 1635. 
By Henry B.Meigs. Baltimore: 1902. 

Vincent Meigs was born in 1583, and settled in Weymouth, 
Mass., in 1639, having then in his family Vincent, John, and 
Mark. In 1644, he is found in New Haven, and in 1654 at 
-Guilford, where his son John settled, and died 1 Dec, 1658. 
The son Vincent died 3 Nov., 1700 without issue. Mark set- 
tled on Long Island and died in 1673. 

John Meigs has the noble record of having warned and assist- 
ed Whalley and Goffe, of the judges who condemned King 
Charles, saving those men from capture. He left a will dated 

It has been said that Vincent Meigs or Meggs was son of 
Thomas Meggs, a son of William Meggs, a London draper who 
died in 1559, and that the family was of the Bradford-Peverell, 
Dorset family, but investigation shows there is no evidence of 
such connection. 

The book is well gotten up and illustrated with views of 
gravestones, houses, old documents, and contains sketches of 
Meigs families not connected with the line of Vincent. 




Genealogical Ouarterly 



Vol. III. OCTOBER, 1902. No. 3. 


By Kate Morris Cone, of Hartford, Vt. 

It is the morning of the 19th day of June, 1775. Let us 
transport ourselves in fancy to the centre of the town of Hart- 
ford in the New Hampshire Grants, whither, in that eventful 
season, the voting population of the township has been sum- 
moned, for the third time within five weeks, to assemble in town 
meeting at the house of the Widow Ruth Strong. While the 
good dame and her young daughters are busy with their house- 
work, and fatherless little Ebcnezer and baby Ann play near 
the doorstone, the men of Hartford, by twos and threes, gather in 
the outdoor premises. If we keep watch with the widow, we shall 
see Hazens and Gilletts arrive from the north side of White River, 
Wrights and Pinneos from the east side of Hurricaine, Tildens 
from the White River Valley, Marshes and Dewevs, Burches 
and Brambles from Quechee, Udalls and Strongs from 
the immediate neighborhood, with Christopher Pease, Bennets, 
Burgesses, and Chapmans, in all perhaps forty men, representa- 
tives of the three hundred inhabitants of the town. Most of 
them have walked through the green forest on this summer 
Monday morning, but the more distant ones come on horseback, 
and four or five sturdv nags and a doe or two exchange civilities 
in the shade. While waiting for the appointed hour the early 
comers stand in groups about the yard and barn, talking politics 




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and discussing the emergency which has called them together. 
If we listen near one little knot of talkers and another, we shall 
learn what so deeply interests everybody, for these active voun^ 
frontiersmen in homespun, with hardly a gray head among them, 
the sifted wheat of Connecticut, seem uncommonly in earnest 
and alive. There is, indeed, great news. With Lexington and 
Concord just two months old, and Ticonderoga still fresh in 
every one's mind, war is in the atmosphere, and ready credence 
is given to Thomas Hazen's assertion that two days before, while 
the men on the roof of his new house were shingling, they 
heard the booming of cannon to the southeast. He backs up 
this story by the testimony of some of Dr. Wheelock's Indian 
pupils at Hanover, a mile away, who heard a similar sound while 
lying on the ground on Sunday, the i 8th. "Yes," says Stephen 
Tilden, another citizen whose word cannot be doubted, "and 
when my boy Asa was hoeing potatoes Saturday afternoon on the 
hill opposite my home place, he heard a noise like cannon "; to 
which someone else adds that the Freemans up in Barnard also 
heard distant cannonading on the 17th, noticing it first when one 
of them lay down upon the ground to drink from a spring of 
water. Without doubt a two days' battle has been raging in the 
vicinity of Boston. Not till a week later will these dwellers in 
the wilderness know that it was the battle of Bunker Hill, but 
its echoes are enough to confirm them in their purpose of pre- 
paring to do their part in the great struggle which has begun with 

As he stands in the wide-open door of the barn, we fancy 
Squire Burch holding forth to a group of sympathetic listeners 
on the iniquities of New York. He speaks out of a full experi- 
ence when he puts the tyranny of the king and the meanness of 
New York officials in the same category. Trouble enough has 
he had with the New Yorkers over the New Hampshire charter 
of the town, which, somehow or other, they got away from him 
and would not give back when he went to New York to petition 
for letters patent in 1772. These letters patent were to con- 
firm the rights of the inhabitants to the lands which they had 

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received from the governor of New Hampshire, but after three 

years of waiting they are still not forthcoming and the men of | 

Hartford remain without visible title to the homes which, with so | 

much labor and after ten years of possession, they have carved 
out of the forest. So far New York sides with the king; two 
tyrants may be met by one and the same resistance, and Squire 
Burch recounts with satisfaction the confirmation which the sev- 
eral conventions of the county have given to the recommenda- 
tions of Congress. At the convention which met at Westmin- 
ster in February he was a delegate from Hartford and became a 
member of the committee of correspondence for the county. 

Another group discusses the attempt which the New York 
officials made at concealing the letter which a patriot committee 
of correspondence in New York City sent in May, 1774, to 
inquire as to the sentiments of the people in Cumberland Coun- 
ty concerning the encroachments of the king. On its discovery^ 
that was done in miniature which took place in other parts of 
the country ; committees of correspondence and of safety, 
so-called, took immediate control of the political and military 
situation in their localities, while the courts and judicial machin- 
ery remained for some time longer in the hands of representa- 
tives of the king. The clash between these two sources of 
authority was inevitable, and from the loudest spoken circle of 
all we fancy ourselves listening to an animated rehearsal of the 
Westminster massacre. 

"Talk about the war beginning at Lexington," says some rustic 
orator as we draw near, " it began right here under our own eyes 
a whole month before that came off." The statement is greeted 
by a murmur of assent and before the speaker can resume, 
another voice, apparently from an eye witness, takes up the story 
of the 14th of March. Between them the whole scene is brought 
before us, — the Westminster liberty boys, armed with clubs from 
the woodpiles, holding the courthouse, the parleys with sheriff 
and judge at sunset, the midnight attack, the mad fight in the 
dark in the courthouse, and young William French bleeding, to 
death on the jail floor from his six bullet wounds, jeered at and 


*This characterization of Amos Robinson is made on the somewhat 
slender testimony of his handwriting, which the town historian describes as 
"neat, uniform, but rather feminine." 



mocked by his drunken captors. With almost equal dramatic 
effect are depicted the events of the following hours, the alarm, 
the gathering of armed men, the inquest, the law-abiding spirit 
of the mob, and the final despatch of Sheriff Paterson and his 
ring-leaders down Connecticut River to Northampton jail. 

u And for my part," concludes one of the narrators, "I want 
no more of them. We can take care of ourselves up here, with 
neither New Yorkers nor king's men to help us." 

With such sentiments in their breasts if not with these exact 
words on their lips, we imagine the attention of all to be arrested 
by the clatter of hoofs and the approach of two men on horse- 
back, coming down the hill from the meeting-house square, for 
Widow Strong lived a few rods below that spot, on the Pomfret 
post road. We look with the rest, and while both the new- 
comers seem to be individuals of importance and their arrival to 
have been expected, one is plainly a nice and precise sort of 
person, elderly and of slight build,* and the other very tall, very 
muscular, in weight surelv two hundred, and an admirable horse- 
man. They are Amos Robinson, the town clerk and keeper of 
the ferry at the mouth of White River, and Joseph Marsh, of 
Quechee, and they bring word of the latest action taken by the 
central committee of safety at Westminster. Their coming is 
the signal for the meeting to begin, and Widow Strong's kitchen 
is presently filled to overflowing with the body politic of Hart- 
ford. Joseph Marsh is chosen chairman, Amos Robinson gets 
out his note-book and inkhorn, and with the kitchen table for a 
rostrum and desk, they proceed to business. The air, sweet 
with summer odors, comes in through the open windows on both 
sides of the room. Eastward we catch a glimpse of forest-crowned 
Hurricaine, and far away on the other side are visible the Pomfret 
hills and White River gleaming below. It is a goodly land and its ' 
possessors are ready to fight for it, though the possibility of war 








Kerns like a dream on such a morning. Our gaze rests again on | 

Capt. Marsh. He has a lofty forehead, dark, thoughtful eyes, 

and a mouth and chin moulded on lines of eloquence and strength.* 

A> tall as Ethan Allen and his peer for breadth of chest and 

muscular development, his face expresses a refinement of nature | 

and depth of spiritual experience not to be associated with that | 

son of Anak. There is something about him which, in 

our fancy, draws little Ebenezer Strong to his side, there 

to watch his motions and catch a moment's kindly 

glance from those deep eyes. We listen to the whispered 

talk of two who seem to have been his neighbors in Lebanon, 

Conn. With only a month's schooling in his lifetime and very 

limited advantages from books, he has a remarkable memory and 

a keen and logical mind. He excels in acquiring knowledge 

from conversation, his own being exceedingly interesting, and 

his opportunities in that line have not been small, as the friend 

of Eleazar Wheelock whom he has followed to this region, and 

the brother-in-law of Col. Jeremiah Mason. He is a pillar in 

the church, though not so strict a Puritan as some, and he has a 

fine, even temper, which we should know by the way in which 

he conducts the meeting, to which it is high time that we gave 

our more particular attention. 

With the bickerings and misunderstandings and differences of 
opinion, as common, probably, to such occasions then as now, 
we fancy it as taking its course, all degrees of patriotism being 
shown, from timid conservatives, alarmed at the very idea of • 
standing out against the mother country and shaking in their 
shoes at the possibility of differing from New York, through 
the indifferent element, against which was directed the v*ote of 
the previous meeting " to treat any man with Neglect and Con- 
. tempt that refuses to pay his proportion " of sending delegates 
to the county conventions, up to those who see clearly that the 
time has come for action and that war with Great Britain is the 
only course. These last prevail, and finally, with the usual nomi- 

*His portrait is in '-'Governor and Council," Vol. I. 



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nations and secondings, and voting aye and no, Joel Marsh is 
chosen to be captain, Benjamin Wright, Jr., lieutenant, and 
Alexander Brink, ensign, to a company of militia in the town. 
Joel Marsh lived at West Hartford on the border of Sharon, where 
later he became a resident. With Benjamin Wright, Jr., we have 
the association of his house, still standing in Hartford village, and 
which was in process of building at the time of the battle of 
Bunker Hill. Alexander Brink lived on the Hartland road, 
where Daniel Simonds afterwards lived. U A Committee of 
Safety for ye Town " was chosen whose members were 
Capt. Joseph Marsh, Joel Marsh, Stephen Tilden, Amos 
Robinson, and Joshua Hazen, named, doubtless, for their ability 
to serve in that capacity, but also as representing divers quarters 
of the township, for they came, respectively, from what we know 
as Quechee, West Hartford, Hartford, White River Junction, 
and Christian Street. The chain is completed, the links are 
forged which bind Town No. I., Cumberland County North, to 
the great system by which liberty is to get strength against 
tyranny in the new world. With a deep sense of the moment- 
ousness of their action and the dangers of the unknown future, the 
meeting breaks up and its members disperse to their various homes. 
Five weeks later the Cumberland County Congress met again 
at Westminster, and in August the region was divided into mili- 
tary districts, the counties of Charlotte, Cumberland, and Glou- 
cester being embodied in one brigade. Two regiments were 
formed in Cumberland Countv, and in the north or upper 
regiment, Joseph Marsh, of Hartford, was chosen lieutenant- 
colonel of the regiment, and Joel Marsh, Benjamin Wright, Jr., 
and Alexander Brink, 'captain, lieutenant, and ensign of a com- 
pany. In January, Joseph Marsh was made first colonel of 
militia, and Amos Robinson, quartermaster, in the so-called 
upper regiment, while in a regiment of minute men Joel 
Marsh appears as second major, Abel Marsh taking his place as 
captain of a company. Such were the preparations for war 
undertaken on the upper Connecticut while Washington was 
drilling and uniforming the army at Cambridge. Far-ofF little 



Hartford had its season of discipline and regulation, carried on, 
no doubt, like the training days of a later period, on the green 
at the centre of the town where Capt. Abel Marsh, nicknamed 
Capt. Snag, and his brother officers, did the best they could 
at teaching their fellow citizens in arms to march and counter- 
march, keep step, ground arms, and load and fire. The 
tawn historian gives a story from a correspondent (the Hon. 
Roswell Marsh, a grandson of Joseph Marsh), to the effect 
that the town "elected a captain, a lieutenant, an ensign, four 
sergeants, and five corporals, and had one private left, and they 
drilled him until he lay down all tired out.'' s 

That the prospective soldiers in Hartford were skilled in the 
use of gun and of musket, as hunters, is evinced by the anxiety 
with which the town watched over the ammunition which was 
purchased by its committee in Connecticut in the autumn of 1 776. 
A special town meeting was held on July 13th for the regulation 
of this ammunition. Capt. Abel Marsh had charge of it, and 
Maj. Joel Marsh, Stephen Tilden, and Samuel Udall were a 
committee to see that he disposed of it properly. It was to be 
paid for by an assessment on the inhabitants, which the con- 
stables, who were David Wright and Asa Hazen, were to collect. 
Capt. Marsh was to deal out one pound of powder, with lead 
and flints proportionable, to each soldier belonging to the town 
"that is gone or going to Royalton," and half a pound of 
powder, with flints proportionable, to each man in town that has 
a gun. And " if any man wastes or any way deposes of any of 
his ammunition drawn or to be drawn out of the town stock, he 
shall pay after the rate of two dollars per pound, and shall be 
held up to public vew as an enemy to his country."* The bears 
and deer were safe from that powder, if not from private charges. 

The reference to Royalton is explained by the proceedings of a 

*The town historian says that a guard was kept over this ammunition 
night and day, being provided every twenty-four hours with necessary food 
and half a pint of rum, and paid three shillings per day and two shillings 
per night. 


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meeting held at the college hall at Hanover on July 5th. This 
meeting signalized, Chase says in his "History of Dartmouth 
College," "the first genuine panic of the war" in this locality. 
The northern army, after its unsuccessful campaign in Canada, 
having retreated from St. Johns, the settlers on the upper Con- 
necticut became painfully aware of their unprotected position. 
The committees of safety were hastily summoned from the 
towns about Hanover. Nehemiah Estabrook, of Lebanon, was 
chosen moderator, and Amos Robinson, of Hartford, clerk, and 
it was voted to raise fifty men, exclusive of officers, to repair 
to Royalton to fortify in that town and to scout from there 
to Onion River and Newbury, a circuit of about sixty miles. 
Joshua Hazen, of Hartford, was to be first lieutenant, and Joel 
Marsh was to be one of a committee of three to direct the 
building of a fort at Royalton and furnish it with all necessary 
supplies. At the same meeting it was voted to send two hun- 
dred and fifty men, exclusive of officers, to Newbury for three 
months' service. Such were the local efforts at self-defence. 
Far from the centres of organized hostility and of slight strate- 
gic importance in itself, the region was in constant danger from 
Canada. Only the stout hearts and strong right arms of the 
inhabitants stood between it and the daily possibility of a 
deluge from the north. Royalton, as situated at the junction 
of the first branch of White River with the main stream, 
and Newbury, as located near the famous Coos meadows, 
were the points most likely to be attacked. With full apprecia- 

tion of their position on an otherwise undefended frontier, the 


men along the old French and Indian highways prepared to 
defend their firesides from the most dreaded form in which the 
war could come to them, an Indian invasion. In reckoning up 

the service which Hartford and its sister towns rendered in the 


Revolution, this burden of self-defence must be borne in mind 
as a constant factor. The men did their part in the general 
activities of the Green Mountain Boys ; they also, without out- 
side help, took care of their own homes and kept their space of 
frontier well guarded from assault. 


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Meanwhile, political questions of the utmost importance were 
absorbing everybody's attention in the New Hampshire Grants, m 

in Hartford no less than elsewhere. All through the year 1776 
two currents, one toward and the other away from connection 
with New York, divided men's minds. Public opinion on the 
west side of the mountain, as voiced by the Dorset conventions, 
developed rapidly in favor of independence. On the east side 
there was less clearness of conviction; Hartford, at all events, 

had voted in November, 1775, to comply with the request of I 

Congress to choose men to represent Cumberland County at the 
Honorable Provincial Congress at New York. In June, 1776, 
at Westminster, the conservatives elected three representatives to 
sit in the New York Congress, and Joseph Marsh, of Hartford, 
received the largest number of votes. He was not, however, 
present at the meeting, nor did he accept the nomination, nor did 
he afterwards, says the town historian, "participate in the pro- 
ceedings of any Congress, convention, or committee of safety, 
held in the interest of the government of New York." He had 
taken his stand in the controversy and by so doing must have 
dealt a serious blow to the conservatives and given corresponding 
encouragement to the party of- independence, for he was a man 

of influence and had been prominent in the affairs of the county ! 

from the beginning of the war. u 


The time came presently when every man had to take his 
stand and declare himself for or against the question of the hour. 

Two papers for signature were circulated, one by the Cumberland j 

County committee in favor of New York, and the other, an 
association of independence, issued by the Dorset convention of 
September, 1776. We fancy the discussion which these papers 
of opposite purport must have excited in the villages and hamlets 
to which they found their way. Paramount in importance with 
the larger issue of the war was this local question of the birth 
of a new State. Could it be done? Were there enough people? 
Would they be strong enough to repel not merely the enemy on 
the north, but their greedy neighbors on the east and west ? 
What if Congress should disapprove and decline to help them ? 


These questions and many more must have agitated the counsels 
-of our fathers as they met by the roadside and in the forest paths, 
or gathered at each other's firesides, or assembled at huskings 
and raisings any time during that autumn of '76. At last, after 
a thorough sounding of the popular temper, the Dorset conven- 
tion, three times adjourned, met at Westminster on the 15th of 
January, 1777, and in the courthouse, the place where young 
William French had given his life for liberty twenty-two months 
before, a free and independent commonwealth came into being, 
under the name of New Connecticut. On this occasion Hartford 
was represented by Stephen Tilden who served on a committee 
to draw a plan for further proceedings after the committee on 
independence had reported ; also on a committee of war for the 
new State; and on a committee "to draw a letter forbidding the 
■delegates from Cumberland County (those appointed in June, 
1776) sitting in the Honorable Provincial Congress of the State 
-of New York." 

The declaration of independence of the New Hampshire 
Grants came into being at the hands of Ira Allen, clerk. u We 
•can take care of ourselves and we will do our duty," is its sub- 
stance. For simple directness in the claiming of sovereign 
rights and the assertion of the obligations of liberty it sounds 
like an echo of Winthrop's " Little Speech " on liberty, and 
deserves to take its place among the few similar documents 
which mark the upward progress of mankind. 

Town meetings were frequent in Hartford in the winter and 
spring of 1777, no less than five in as many months. Besides 
the demands of war and of statecraft, an internal enemy appeared 
in the shape of small- pox, against which the inhabitants pro- 
ceeded to take as immediate and vigorous measures as against 
red- coats and New Yorkers. They called a town meeting by 
word of mouth, — too much in haste for a regular warning, — and 
it met at Solomon Strong's, across the road from Widow Ruth's, 
on the 7th of February, 1777. Col. Joseph A-larsh was moderator, 
and it was voted unanimously not to "admit of the small-pox 
•being set up in this town by any persons." It was set up, not- 






withstanding, and another town meeting had to be held before its 
progress was arrested. John Udall was the principal offender. 
He and other sick ones were placed under a guard of twelve 
men who had had small-pox and he was obliged to give bonds to 
pay such charges as the town had been to in the matter. If he 
•did not pay, he was to be sent to jail. The preceding summer 
Hanover, N. H., five miles away, had been similarly troubled. 
The disease was introduced by soldiers returning from the north- 
ern army. 

On the first Wednesday in June, 1777, which was June 7th, 
the adjourned State convention met in the meeting-house at 
Windsor at nine o'clock in the morning. Seventy-two members 
were present, among them Stephen Tilden and Joseph and Joel 
Marsh, of Hartford. The business accomplished was the chang- 
ing of the name of the new State to Vermont, the assumption of 
judicial authority, the appointment of a general fast for Sunday, 
June 1 8th, and the recommendation that on June 23rd all the 
towns choose delegates to meet on July 2nd at Windsor to provide 
the infant commonwealth with a constitution. We suppose the 
good people of Hartford kept the fast which so nearly celebrated 
the second anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill and their own 
taking up of arms, though whether the Rev. Aaron Hutchinson, 
whose parish included Woodstock and Pomfret as well as Hart- 
ford, held a service on that particular Sunday in the last named 
town, can only be conjectured. If he did, the people gathered in 
the house of one of the Strongs, as at town meeting, or in Samuel 
UdalPs barn on the edge of Pomfret, or, perhaps, as was some- 
times the preacher's custom, under the forest trees with a stump 
for a pulpit. That they met in town meeting on the 23rd is 
a matter of record. Col. Joseph Marsh and Lieut. Joshua 
Hazen were then authorized and empowered to "join with the 
•delegates from the other towns in the state of Vermont to meet 
in Windsor on the third day of July to Draw the outLines of 
Government," and it was voted " unanimously that we will join 
to be a new State on the New Hampshire Grants." 

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Council," "unsurpassed in importance by any other in the State ■%■■■■ 

in that it established a constitution and frame of government, — 
no official record and no full and satisfactory account even, has 
ever been published." It is not known exactly how many mem- 
bers assembled, nor in all cases who the representatives of the 
towns were. Happily the main purpose and not a few of the 
attendant circumstances of the occasion are matters of history, '■$■■ T' 

while the leaders are well known. We are concerned with the 
delegates from Hartford. They traveled, of course, on horseback, 
and, on account of the exigency of the times, not improbably V; 

made the fourteen miles journey to Windsor on the morning of 
Sunday, July 2nd, the day the convention was called. Part and 
perhaps all of the way they may have had the company of the 
Rev. Aaron Hutchinson who, we know, rode that day in haste 
from Pomfret to Windsor to deliver the sermon before the 
assembly. Col. Marsh was at this time fifty-one years of age. 
In his dress of Washingtonian pattern, small clothes and tri- 
angular hat, well mounted and accoutred, he must have suggested 
the serene dignity of Washington himself, and not inappropriately, 
since he was an ardent admirer of Washington, his principles 
were of the true Washingtonian school, and he trained his children 
therein. We are told that the only thing which ever disturbed 
his equable temper were remarks disrespectful to his hero. Side 
by side with this handsome and stately figure, we would picture 
the minister, "eccentric in habits and unpolished in manner,"* 
but embodying in his powerful person and dark face the qualities 
which made him one of the important factors in the development 
of the region. Scholar, farmer, preacher, patriot, he knew the 
English Bible and the Greek Testament by heart, was a Yale 
A. M., and a champion of orthodoxy, took the only Boston 
newspaper in his part of the country during the Revolution, and 
withal could work in shop or field with the best of his parish- 
ioner>. We tancy him full of sturdy courage on the situation of 


*This is a quotation made by Chase in his " History of Dartmouth Col- 
lege," he does not say from whom. 




public affairs in his talk with Col. Marsh, and, if he lapsed now 
and then into silence, it was to strengthen some point in the 
sermon which, carried in his head and not in his saddle-bags, he 
was to present that day before the delegates of the Constitutional 
Convention. The third in the trio was Joshua Hazen, 
of whom, younger by twenty years than either of his 
companions, we conceive as a typical Green Mountain Boy 
even to the sprig of evergreen in his hatband. He was 
Thomas Hazen's oldest son, and destined to be the most 
prominent member of his family in public life at that time ; 
during the Revolution activelv engaged in militarv service, 
scouting, building forts, ever on the alert against the expected 
Canadian invasion, and after the war for many years much occu- 
pied in town affairs. He rode, perhaps, in silence beside the 
two older men, his thoughts turning backward to his new 
house, in process of building near Father Thomas's and 
brother Asa's, in the northeast corner of Hartford, while 
mingled with the apprehensions and anxieties which he felt for 
the public weal were others for his wife, Mercy, and the 
hoped-for son who might be born before he could return. 
Col. Marsh and he were destined to make many another journey 
together on business of the town and State, and their public 
life was to end the same year, 1796, Joshua Hazen's by 
death at the age of fifty-one, and Col. Marsh's by retirement at 

Such were the men whom Hartford sent as the peers of 
the Aliens, Thomas Chittenden, Fay, Bowker, and the other 
fathers of the State who assembled on the first days of July, 
1777, in the old Constitution House at Windsor. The dra- 
matic accompaniments of the adopting of the constitution are 
well known. With Ascutney towering in the background and 
the majestic Connecticut rolling in front, Beethoven's Pastoral 
Symphony describes the scene, — the summer day, the grave 
deliberations in the village meeting-house, the armed messenger 
of ill tidings galloping his foaming horse into the village street, 
the consternation of the assembly, the sudden darkness and mut- ' 




tering of the storm, and the passing of the final clauses of the 
constitution to the crashing of thunder and the rush and roar of 
the falling rain. We can fancy with what stern thoughts of war 
the constitution makers hastened home. The second crisis in 
the war had come, no less for the towns on the upper Connecti- 
cut than for those over the mountain, the gravest fears being 
entertained lest Burgoyne's advancing army should push eastward 
into the Connecticut Valley, on its way to Boston. Col. Marsh 
had been appointed chairman of a committee to supply the State 
with arms. We wonder whether, like his Bennington colleague 
on this committee, he called for all the lead from private sources 
in the region. At all events he must have had a busy five weeks 
in the interval before August 16th. 

Family traditions say that Joseph Marsh and Josiah Tilden 
were in the battle of Bennington, but as the express ordering 
Col. Marsh's regiment to march did not leave Bennington until 
August 11th, it is impossible that it should have arrived in Hart- 
ford in season for him to get his men under way before the day 
of the battle. The most that can be claimed is that they 
were en route for Bennington on the 16th, and probably 
afterwards saw service on the Hudson. The following 
are the names of the Hartford men who helped to defeat 
Burgoyne : Asa Emerson, Jonathan Burch, Eddy Burch, 
Becket Chapman, Mitchell Clark, William Curtis, Barry 
Damon, Hezekiah Hazen, Jonathan Hill, Abel Marsh, EHsha 
Perkins, Phineas Strong, Scth Savage, Elkanah Sprague, Stephen 
Tilden, Andrew Tracy, Josiah Tilden, William Udall, Benjamin 
Wright. Josiah Tilden was seventeen years old at this time, 
served seven months and eighteen days, and received a pension 
for it. His daughter, still living, in 1902, remembers hearing 
her father often speak of the hurried march in the hot August 
weather and of the refreshment which certain beans and brown 
bread aftorded him when the company encamped. 

Though a watch was kept at Quechee bridge for the capture 
of Tories, it does not appear that any lived in Hartford, nor 
that disloyalty came nearer its borders than Hartland, where one 



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Zadock Wright made himself so offensive that his farm was 

seized and rented to another man, and he himself put under guard 

by Hartford and Hartland militia. Joseph Marsh, Jr., Andrew 

Tracy, Stephen Tilden, Jr., and David Wright took charge of | 

him three days and nights, at an expense of £1^ 6s each, and 

young Joseph Marsh helped to escort him to " No. 4." 

From 1778 to 1781 Hartford and its neighbors were much 


occupied in scouting and frontier duty. At last the long 
expected invasion from Canada took place, in October, i"8ch 
when Royalton was burned. Down White River on the event- 
ful morning of October 16th, rode young Phineas Parkhurst 
shouting the alarm and holding between his thumb and finger the 
Indian bullet which had lodo-ed beneath the skin in his side. He 
galloped past Stephen Tilden's tavern in Hartford, stopping, if at 
all, only long enough to communicate his news, and hearing, as 

he pushed onward, the roar of Stephen Tilden's alarm gun, tell- *■• 

ing the story to the dwellers on the hills. The old gun still 
exists, a worthy representative of the men and weapons of those 
days. There was an immediate gathering of the clans. Capt. 
Joshua Hazen's company marched straightway to Brookfield with 
the militia of the neighboring towns, three days' service, forty 
miles travel. Of the pay roll of the Hartford contingent the 
town historian observes, "It is the only record extant of the 
names of the citizens of Hartford in 1780, and contains the 
names of a great majority of the voting portion of the popula- 
tion at that period," — seventy-eight in all. From it we learn 
that Thomas Hazen marched with six of his sons, that Lieut. - 
Gov. Marsh was in the ranks with six also of his name, that 
there were three Wrights, three Tildens, three Tracys, 
four Gilletts, four Chapmans, two Peases, David Newton, 
and John Dutton, the rest being not so familiar. The' same 
month, thirteen Hartford men did service for fourteen days at 
Fort Fortitude in Bethel, and in March, 1781, after the Indian 

attack on Peacham, Joshua Hazen marched thither with part of '! 

his company, turning back when, having gone part way, he 
learned that the enemy could not be overtaken. All that winter 


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of 1780 and 1 78 1 the inhabitants of the region suffered from 
fears of Indians and pictured themselves sharing the fate of their 
neighbors at Royalton. The Wrights in Hartford have pre- 
served a tradition of the wife of Major David fleeing at night |; 
with her children and such household effects as thev could carry, 
across the frozen Connecticut to the fort at West Lebanon. | 
There other refugees had gathered, among them Mrs. Phineas >i: 
Parkhurst, mother of Phineas Parkhurst, greatly agitated, weep- 
ing and lamenting "Phineas was wounded, and Odear! and a 
handkerchief for a bridle, O dear ! " A version told in the 
Strong family represents Airs. Parkhurst as having escaped from 
Royalton with her son, and as saying, whenever she told the 
storv in after years, " All the way from Royalton, O dear! 
without any saddle, O dear ! my apron for a bridle, O dear ! 
with Phineas behind me, O dear! and Phineas was wounded, O 
dear! " Whether Phineas was behind her on the same horse or 
on another does not appear. 

The following story is one told by Mr. A. G. Dewey, of 
Ouechee : — 

The old Damon house is still standing on the road from 
Quechee to Hartland. In it lived a family of that name, prob- 
ably Barjone Damon, at the time of the burning of Royalton. 
While the men folks were gone on the three days' pursuit, young 
Mrs. Damon was left alone with her two little children. In 
terror for her life lest the Indians, as every one feared, should 
extend their depredations farther down the valley, she spent each 
night in a little run of the brook near the house, taking with her 
her children, her feather bed, and her silver spoons. One day she 
felt sure she saw traces of a fire which Indians had lighted ; but 
if any passed that way they did no harm. These stories are 
paralleled by others in the neighboring towns. The Wright 
gun, which tradition says was captured from an Indian squaw, 
was carried by Maj. Wright on service in the Revolution. It is 
in the Hartford Library, as is also the Newton gun, which prob- 
ably was part of David Newton's equipment at the Royalton 
pursuit. Another relic of the war is an old road back of Benj. 




Wright, Jr.'s house, which Mrs. Sarah Tilden Hazen has heard 
her father say was begun as a military road to Canada. There 
were many expeditions to Canada planned. For which one 
this road was meant or whether it could have had any connection 
with the famous Hazen road which Gen. Jacob Bayley built from 
Newbury to Canada, we can only conjecture. 

Through its leading citizen, Joseph Marsh, who " for many 
years carried the town in his pocket,"* Hartford had an impor- 
tant share in the grave questions of policy and self-defence 
which, in the last years of the war became almost more than the 
Green Mountain Republic could cope with. Col. Marsh's state 
offices were many, lieutenant-governor, chairman of the court of 
confiscations in eastern Vermont, member of the first council of 
censors, and chief judge in Windsor County from 1787 to 1796, 
but in local politics, especially in the episode of the Eastern 
Union, he was equally engaged. Hartford was one of the town- 
ships, of which Norwich, Hanover, and Lebanon, were the other 
three, which formed the nucleus of this Eastern Union, by which, 
if all plans had matured, a separate State would have been formed 
under the name of New Connecticut, with its capitol at Dresden 
— that part of Hanover where Dartmouth College is situated — 
and its territory that lying between the height of land on both sides 
of the upper Connecticut. Something more than mere territorial 
convenience, we must believe, bound these towns together. The 
four mentioned at the mouth of White River, had been peti- 
tioned for at the same time and by the same persons ; they had 
been chartered on the same day, July 4th, 1761 ; and when they 
came to be settled, one county, Windham, in Connecticut, fur- 
nished them with inhabitants. Another bond was the situation 
of Dartmouth College in their midst, a piece of fortune which 
they had obtained over the towns at the mouth of Wells River 
partly by superior generosity, and partly, we imagine, by old 
bonds of neighborliness and friendship forged in Connecticut, 
where Eleazar Wheelock had been pastor of the church to 

*This is another quotation from Chase, the source of which is not given. 







Which many of the Vermont immigrants belonged. Gov. 
Marsh favored the union and was bitterly opposed to its disso- 
lution. His position in the matter possibly cost him his reelection 
as lieutenant-governor in 1779. We, find him in the years 
between 1780 and 1782 at Lebanon, N. H., chairman of meet- 
ings held in the old church which overlooked the Mascoma (its 
graveyard, part of its parsonage, and a few stones of its founda- 
tion remain), and at the college hall at Dresden which was the 
real political centre of the region. It is an almost forgotten 
story except by the curious, involving meetings and discus- 
sions innumerable and a vast correspondence with Congress, 
but in its time the scheme was the question of the hour in its 

In another of the difficult and delicate matters of the day, 
that of the Haldimand correspondence, we have it on the author- 
ity of Gov. Marsh's grandson that he was actively concerned. 
From the nature of the case the exact share which he took in it is 
difficult to learn. The correspondence was conducted in cipher, 
secrecy was its prime essential, and Gov. Marsh was by nature 
reticent, never speaking in after years of the events of his life 
except to those who had participated in them. Did any of those 
tempting letters from Canada, in the negotiation by which Ver- 
mont was to be freed alike from the humors of Congress and the 
encroachments of New York, ever find their way to Hartford ? 

Did British officers in disguise ever cross its borders to seek out ll 


its great man in his Ouechee home? We can only fancy such 
possibilities. Ethan Allen was the chief actor in the play, and of 
his fidelity we are told that Joseph Marsh, like many another in 
and outside the secret, had grave doubts. The game served its 
purpose. What was really sought was to give just enough 
encouragement to Great Britain to keep her soldiers off the fron- 
tier of the State, at the same time that Congress was held suffi- 
ciently in suspense to prevent acquiescence in the demands of 
New York. It was the critical moment in the history of the 
State. By adding the wisdom of serpents to their other admira- 
ble qualities, the fathers of Vermont saved her, Rowland Rob- 







inson says, "from invasion on the one hand and disruption on 
the other." 

The seven lean years of war were followed in Hartford by a 
period of prosperity and plenty. During the Revolution the 
population had steadily increased, in what manner may be judged 
by David Newton's seven sons and daughters born between 1774 
and 1783, and eight little Gilletts who came to swell the census 
in the same period. Immediately upon the peace the tide of 
emigration from Connecticut began again, and many a young 
farmer, freed from military duty and confident of reaping what 
he sowed, went back to the old home of his family to bring a 
bride into the new country. On the eve of the struggle, in 
1774, Joseph Marsh and Amos Robinson had, at the order of 
the town, staked out a meeting-house at the exact centre spot of 
the township. In 1783, Gov. iMarsh was chairman of the com- 
mittee for building it. Its first pastor, the Rev. Thomas Gross, 
became Gov. Marsh's son-in-law, and Gov. Marsh was a deacon 
in his church. How the thought of the venerable governor and 
judge dignifies one's associations with the old meeting-house! 
One can fancy forgetting the bareness of its walls and the chill 
of its wintry temperature when he passed the communion plate. 
He must have looked like Jove in a chariot coming up the hill 
from Quechee with Dorothy Mason, his wife, by his side, in the 
chaise which without her he seldom used. The parsonage is 
still standing. The tall figure of Rhoda Marsh's father must 
often have been seen alighting at its door-stjp, his little grand- 
sons and step-grandson running to meet him. Even more vividly 
does one think of him in the neighboring cemetery, at Rhoda's 
grave, where he saw her, her sorrows all ended, laid to rest.* He 
was full of benevolence and kindliness, u just the man," says 

*Rhoda Marsh's first husband was Thomas White Pitkin, who was 
drowned before her eyes in Ottaquechee River, May 3, 1787. By him she 
had six children. She married the Rev. Thos. Gross, who was a widower 
with one ch ; ld, some time after 1790 j had by him two sons, Pitkin and 
Horace, and died August 7, 1805. Her picture and some account of her 
life is in "The Cosmopolitan" for April, 1894. 


Roswell Marsh, u to rebuke his brother deacon, a cold blooded 
Puritan, for absurd inconsistency because while declaiming vio- 
lently against the wickedness of young people going to dancing 
school, he diligently kept time with his foot to a three-stringed 
fiddle worked by an old negro in the kitchen for the amusement 
of the children." He saw to it that his own grandchildren, 
twenty of whom lived near him, attended dancing school. 

In 1 797> the year after he had retired from public life, Gov. 
Marsh built the house later known as the Porter house, at Quechee, 
"opposite where the Quechee River breaks into little islands." 
Its doors and windows were brought from Connecticut on rafts. 
Early writers speak of the house as the " Baronial Alansion." 
In situation and appearance it was worthy the man who lived in 
it. There we must think of him as passing the last fourteen 
years of his life, his children and grandchildren around him, in 
a dignihed and honored old age. It is said that he was offered a 
township as a reward for his varied and long continued public 
services, but he refused it. The last picture we have of him is as 
an old man of eighty- four, walking bareheaded behind his wife's 
coffin as she was borne, one April day, to her grave in Quechee 
cemetery.* They had lived together sixty years. Ten months 

later, on the 9th day of February, 181 1, he closed the scene of 
his earthly career. His wife and he lie in the midst of children 
and kindred at the east end of Quechee burying ground. 
Their graves are marked by plain slabs. Gov. Marsh, 
was the great man of his town in the Revolution, with 
whom its history in that period is inextricably interwoven. In 
general its part in the great conflict was not different from that 
of many other townships in the State, not so famous as some, 
more notable than others, but sharing with all alike in the sterling 
worth of the majority of its inhabitants, and the distinction of 
one leading man. Its citizens have reason to be proud of it, to 
love it, and to keep its story in remembrance, associating with 
its hills and rivers, its old houses and graves, its homely and 
familiar names and localities, the romance and vast significance 
for liberty which attended the development of the larger body 
politic of which it was a part. 

•'T.iography of Pres. James Marsh." lie was born 12 Jan.. 1720. 



History of Hartford, Vermont, by W. J. Tucker, 1SS9. 

Mr. Tucker found the early records much defaced, and 
in consequence copied into his history the most important 
entries. These records have since disappeared, so it is 
from Tucker's selections that the facts relating to the town 
meetings of the Revolutionary period have been taken. 
History of Windsor County, by Aldrich and Holmes, 1S91. 
Windsor County Directory, by Hamilton Child, 1SS4. 
History of Dartmouth College and Hanover, N. H., by Fred- 
erick Chase, 1891 . 

Governor and Council, Vol. I., by E. P. Walton, 1S73. 
History of Eastern Vermont, by B. H. Hall. 
Gazeteer and History of Vermont, by Zadock Thompson, 
1822 and 1842. 

Vermont : a Study in Independence, by Rowland Robinson, 

The Old and the New, Nos. 1 and 2, Hartford, Vermont: 
1899 and 1901. An occasional magazine containing facts and 
stories on the history of the town, gathered from tradition, old 
letters, old burying grounds, and the records. 









The Stroiigs, Solomon, Elijah, and Benajah, emigrated to 
Hartford, Vt., from Lebanon, Conn., in 1764. They were 
sons of Lieut, Tedediah Strong, of Lebanon, Conn., a great- 
grandson of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass. An 
elder brother, John Strong, came to the town in 1769, and 
removed to Woodstock, Vt., in 1773. The eldest son, Jede- 
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Solomon Strong, b. October 6, 1730; m. about 1756, Mary 
White (1733-1777) and 17S2, Mary Hutchinson (1744-1S23); 
d. September 26, 1800. He lived and is buried at the centre of 
the town. A farmer and surveyor. - Three sons and six daughters. 

Elijah Strong, b. August 11, 1733; m. March iS, 1756, Ruth 
Loo.mis (1729- ) ; d. in 1774-5. Lived at centre of the town. 
A farmer. Three sons and six daughters. 

Benajah Strong, b. January 17, 1735 ; m. Polly Bacon(d. in 
1790) and Elizabeth Wilson (174S-1S21) ; d. in 1815, at Bethel, 
Vt. Farmer and surveyor. Three sons and six daughters. 

The names of Solomon, Elijah, and Benajah Strong appear 
repeatedly on the proprietors' records as serving on the com- 
mittee of the town. Town meetings were frequently held at 
the house of Elijah Strong, both before and after his death. 

The Wrights came to Hartford, Vt., from Lebanon, Conn., in 
1 763- 1 764. Thev were descended from Abel Wright, of Spring- 
field, Mass., who is supposed to have been a nephew of Deacon 
Samuel Wright, of Springfield, from whom come the North- 
ampton and Deerrleld Wrights. Abel Wright's son, Abel, 
removed to Lebanon, Conn., about 1700, and Abel's son, Ben- 
jamin, was one of the men sent by the Connecticut proprietors 
of Hartford, Vt., from Lebanon, Conn., to divide up the lands 
in the new township. It is claimed that he built the first house 
in town, its date being 1763, and its situation just below the 
junction of the White River with the Connecticut. He died in 
1798. Benjamin Wright's four sons also settled in the region. 

Benjamin, Jr., b. in 1736; m. Ann Redington ; d. in 1S03. 
Number of children unknown, but Roger Wright was his son,, 
and probably Phineas Redington Wright. 

Abel Wright, b. in 1 742 ; m. Mary , who died in August, 

1776, and Alice , who died April 6 T 1S09 ; he died in 1S2S. 

Number of children unknown, but two, Irene and Abel, died in 
August, 1776. 

David, b. March 14, 1749; m. Hannah Bailey, in 1 77 1 ; d. 
in 1S22. Five children. 

Jonathan, b. in 1754; m. Ryder; d. in 1S02. Children 





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TJiomas Hctze?i and nine sons came to Hartford, Vt., from 




Woodbury, Conn , soon after 1770. He belonged to the fourth 
veneration from Edward Hazen, of Rowley, Mass., the first of 
the name in this country. The Hazeris together took up 3,560 
acres of land in Hartford, most of it in the northern part of the 
town. They were all men of ability and character, and served 
the town in many capacities, but Father Thomas and his two 
eldest sons, Joshua and Asa, were most prominent. 

Thomas Hazen, b. September 30, 17195 m. March 7, 1742, 
Ann Tenney, of Norwich, Conn. (1726-1S02) ; d. August 19, 
17S2. Sixteen children. 

Joshua Hazen, b. October 19, 1 74^ ; m. his cousin, Mercy 
Hazen, of Litchfield, Conn., and came to Hartford, Vt., about 
1776; d. in April, 1796; she d. August 12, 1S24. Three sons 
and six daughters. 

Asa Hazen, b. November 16, 1749; m. December 7, 17S0, 
Susannah Tracy; d. March 10, 1S19. Seven sons and three 

The Marshes came to Hartford, Vt., from Lebanon, Conn. 
They were Joseph, Abel, Eliphalet, and Elijah Marsh, sons of 
Joseph Marsh, of Lebanon, Conn., who was a great-grandson 
of John Marsh, of Hartford, Conn., the immigrant ancestor. 
They settled on the Ottaquechee River in Quechee village, and 
were millers and farmers. Their mother, Mercy Bill Marsh, 
came to Vermont with them, and is buried at Quechee. 
Besides these four brothers were John, Jonathan, and Joel 
Marsh, whose relationship with each other and the Quechee 
Marshes the town historian does not define. 

Joseph Marsh, b. in Lebanon, Conn., January 12, 1726; m. 
January 10, 17SO1 Dorothy Mason (1732-1S10) ; came to Hart- 
ford, Vt., in 1772; d. February 9, 1811. Besides his distin- 
guished services in town and State, he was the father of Charles 
Marsh, for sixty years a well known lawyer in Woodstock, Vt. , 
while among his grandsons were Pres. James Marsh and Dr. 
Leonard Marsh, of Burlington, Vt., and Lion. G. P. Marsh, 
U. S. Minister to Italy. Another grandson, Roswell, of Steu- 
benville, Ohio, lived in Gov. Marsh's family to the age of 
eighteen, and it is from him that such as is known of the per- 
sonal characteristics of Gov. Marsh is derived. 


The Gilletts, Israel and John, two brothers, came to Hart- 
ford, Vt., from Lebanon, Conn., in 176S. They owned much 
of the land on which the village of Wilder is built. They were 
descended from the Gilletts, of Deerfield, Mass., and through 
them from Jonathan Gillett, who came from England to 
Dorchester in 1630, and later removed to Windsor and Sims- 
bury, Conn. 

Daniel Pinneo, b. in Lebanon, Conn., about 1 73S ; m. 

Hill; came to Hartford, Vt., in 1765. Seven sons and three 

Thomas Savage^ b. December 1^, 1 7 1 4 ; m. February 24, 
1744, Martha Whitmore (1719-1 767 ) ; came to Hartford, Vt., 
from Woodbury, Conn., in 1 76S ; d. in 179S. Three sons and 
three daughters. 

Stephen Tilden, of Lebanon, Conn., came to Hartford, Vt., 
in 1767: b. in 1724; m. April 23, 1749, Abigail Richardson, 
who died in 1 79S, and Widow Jerusha Farman, who died in 
March, 1 S 1 3. Four sons and four daughters. He was prominent 
in town affairs both during and after the Revolution. 

David New ton, b. March 25, 17^3, at Milford, Conn. ; m. 
September 16, 1773, to Mary Hazen (she was born September 
11, 1754, a daughter of Joseph Hazen, of Norwich, Conn.). 
They had sixteen children born between 1774 and 1799, all of 
whom lived to grow up. He died December 29, 1S39; she 
died September 4, 1S23. 

Noah and Joshua Dcwcy came to Hartford, Vt., in 1 764 , 
from Lebanon, Conn. 


Hartford's preacher during the revolution. 

Aaron Hutchinson, A. M., b. in March, 1722, in Gilead, 
Conn. ; graduated at Yale College, in 1747 ; m. Margery Carter 
about 1750 ; pastor of church in Grafton, Mass., 1 750-1 772 ; came 
to Pomfret, Vt., in 1774; was hired by towns of Woodstock, 
Pomfret, and Hartford to preach, 1774- 1779 ; d. in Pomfret, Vt., 
in 1800. He was a famous classical scholar, receiving honors 
from Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Princeton. He was also 

His days he passed in health, 
Religion and domestic virtue, 
Nor did his sun of life 
Go down till night. 

Go, Traveller, follow his pious footsteps.* 

*" Biographical Sketch of the Rev. Aaron Hutchinson, A. M , of Pomfret, 
Vermont," by Rush C. Hawkins, New York : 1880. 

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*' an ardent believer in physical as well as intellectual labor," 
and besides carrying on his farm and building his own house, 
did much to promote business interests in Pomfret. He always 
had a young man with him preparing for college, whom he 
taught while engaged in farm work. li While the toiling clergy- 
man held the plow, the pupil drove the oxen, the conversation 
about their occupations and other subjects being carried 
on in Greek and Latin." Tradition recalls that he always 
wore a very large full wig and had a tremendous appe- 
tite. Mr. Hutchinson was not settled over the churches 
where he preached in Vermont, but was hired by the 
three towns named. " The center and headquarters of his 
organization was a body at Woodstock, known and recognized 
as ' Mr. Hutchinson's Church,' which was the first religious 
society in that town, and was established and maintained bv the 
personal effort of its pastor and without the aid of Ecclesiasti- 
cal Council." He had ten children, of whom Aaron, b. Octo- 
ber 3, 1754, graduated at Harvard College in 1770, was a law- 
yer in Lebanon, N. H., and d. in 1S43 '■> an< ^ Titus, b. April 29, 
1 77 1, graduated at Princeton in 1794.. was a distinguished law- 
yer in Woodstock, Vt., being Chief Justice of Supreme Court 
1S30-1833, and d. August 2j, 1S57. 

Mr. Hutchinson is buried in one of the Pomfret cemeteries, 
near Woodstock, and his tombstone has the following inscrip- 
tion : — v 

tit . i! 


Rev. Aaron Hutchinson. 

Here lie his relics, \ 

Died Sept. 27, 1 800, 
In the 79th year of his age, 
And the 50th of his ministry. 





hartford's representatives at the constitutional con- 
vention at windsor, july 2-6, 1 777* 

The county histories state that the Hartford delegates were 
Joseph Marsh and Stephen Tilden. "Governor and Council," 
Vol. I., mentions only Joseph Marsh. The town historian, 
however, copying the records, says explicitly that the Hartford 
delegates were Joseph Marsh and Joshua Hazen. 



A pay-roll of Capt. Joshua Hazen' s company in Col. John 
Wood's regiment, that marched to Brookfield on the alarm of 
October, i ^ So. (Taken from Vermont Historical Society's 
collection of documents, by W. J. Tucker, historian of the 
town of Hartford.) 

Names of Officers : — Captain, Joshua Hazen ; Lieutenant, 
Wm. Bramble; Ensign, Elkanah Sprague ; Sergeants, Elias 
Chapman, Asa Hazen, Andrew Tracy, and David Wright ; 
Clerk, Asa Emerson ; Corporals, Wm. Dunham, John Gillett, 
Hezekiah Hazen, and Stephen Tilden. 

Privates: — Elnathan Allen, Win. Allen, Jonathan Bennett, 
David Bliss, Wm. Burch, Erastus Chapman, Joseph Chapman, 
Simon Chapman, John Cheney, Daniel Clark, Nehemiah Clos- 
son, Simeon Curtis, Barjone Demmon, Levi Demmon, John 
Dutton, Enoch Eaton, Enoch Emerson, Daniel O. Gillett, 
Ezekiel Gillett, Israel Gillett, Jacob Hall, Jonathan Hall, 
Willis Hall, Daniel Hazen, Solomon Hazen, Thomas Hazen, 
Thomas Hazen, Jr., Thomas Holbrook, Timothy Johnson, 
Abel Marsh, Samuel Marsh, John Marsh, Lieutenant-Governor 
Joseph Marsh, Joseph Marsh, Jr., Roger Marsh, Elijah 
Mason, David Newton, Christopher Pease, Daniel Pease, Sam- 
uel Pinneo, Eliot Porter, Calvin Powell, Luther Powell, Row- 
land Powell, Rowland Powell, Jr., Jonathan Reynolds, Jehial 
Robbins, Francis W. Savage, Seth Savage, Solomon Sitzele, 
Ashbeil Smith, Ignatius Sprague, Benajah Strong, Phineas 


Strong", Solomon Strong, Solomon Strong, Jr., Josiah Terry, 
Josiah Tilden, Stephen Tilden, Barnabas Tisdel, James Tracy, 
Thomas Tracy, Lemuel White, Joseph Williams, Benjamin 
Wright, Jonathan Wright. 



In many respects the first comers into the wilderness of the 
upper Connecticut resembled the first comers to New England. 
They were, indeed, in most cases, their direct descendants and 
brought not merely the same names both of families and towns, 
but the same institutions, the town meeting, the Congregational 
Church, the district school, a little college all their own — Dart- 
mouth, and very definite notions as to confederations and repre- 
sentative government. There were no Indians in the region, 
and after a comparatively brief period of camp and cabin life, 
frame houses were built, for the most part square, story-and-a- 
half structures with ample pitched or gambrel roofs; here and 
there a two-story mansion of true colonial pattern ; and at 
intervals the hip-roofed taverns familiar all over New England. 
These early houses were ornamented with paneling and mould- 
ings, with more or less elaborate mantels and staircases, with 
handsome front doors, decorated window caps, and dental 
moulding under the roof. Inside, the great families were reared 
by hard work and close economy, to be sure, yet with generous 
notions of hospitality and public interests. There was much 
visiting from one town to another, everybody went to church 
and spent the day at it, and the affairs of the struggling young 
State were taken very much to heart. Along with the necessary 
simplicity of social intercourse not a little dignity was mingled, 
as part of the character of soldier, statesman, and farmer which 
so many of the men combined. It would seem to have been 
Puritan and Pilgrim over again. As the Republic of the Green 
Mountains was a worthy reincarnation of the principles of the 
old Charter days, so its defenders had the same qualities, the 
skill at fighting, at working, and at diplomacy which belonged 
to the incorporators of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. 



In its .simplicity Gov. Marsh's epitaph is in striking contrast 
to that of Benjamin Carpenter, of Guilford, Vt., though the 
public services of the two men, as well as their personal char- 
acteristics, were remarkably alike. 

They were born the same year, were both pillars of ihe 
church, and held the same offices in the State as Lieut. - 
Gov. and members of the first Council of Censors. Both were 
men of great physical size and strength, both reared large 
and creditable families, and both lived to an advanced a<;c 
in full possession of their powers. Benjamin Carpenter's epitaph 
is given in ThomjDSon's "Gazetteer," and is here appended : — 

Sacred to the Memory 

of the 


Born in Rehoboth, Mass., A. D. 1716. 

A magistrate in Rhode Island in A.D. 1764. 

A public teacher of righteousness, 

An able advocate to his last for Democracy, 

And of the equal rights of man. 

Removed to this town (Guilford) A. D. 170. 

Was a field officer in the Revolutionary War, 

A founder of the first constitution and government of Vermont. 

A council of Censors in A. D. 1783, 
A member of the Council, and Lieu. Governor of the State in 

A. D. 1779- 

A firm professor of Christianity in the Baptist Church 

50 year;:. Left this world 

And 146 persons of lineal posterity, March 29th, 1804, 

Aged 78 years 10 months and 12 days, 

with a strong 

Mind and full faith of a more 

Glorious state hereafter. 

Stature about six feet, weight 200. 

Death had no sting. 


By Eben Putnam, Burlington, Vt. 

/ . 

There was a Christopher Thresher of Taunton in 1643 whose de- 
scendants are numerous. Investigation of probate and land recoids 
at Taunton for Bristol county fail to show any connection between 
the Taunton family and Henry of Salem and Maine. 

Francis Thresher was a merchant in Milford, Conn., a clothier, 
and removed to Boston in the latter part of the 17th century. He 
left a will from which it appears he had no descendants, his prop- 
erty being left to his wife's relatives. 

Arthur Thresher of Newbury married there 21 April, 1GS4, Mary 
Good ridge and had Dorothy b. 4 Feb., 1692 (Coffin). No further 
record concerning him appears on Essex probate or land records. 

During the latter part of the 18th century and later there was a 
small family of the name at Marblehead and Beverly, whose origin 
is unknown. They were mariners. 

Boston records furnish the following : 

Widow Thrasher taxed in 1692. 

Henry Thrasher and family are admitted inhabitants 25 Aug. 
1684. Roger Kilcup and Henry Lilly, securities, p. 75, 
Boston City Doc. Xo. 150. 

Henry Thresher or Thrasher was taxed in Salem 1 June, 
1700. He was in Abel Gardner's ward and paid a poll tax .on 
three "heads." (Salem Town Records, City Clerk's Office.) 

Salem records contain no record of births or deaths of the 
family. -The earliest marriage recorded is that of Anna 
Thrasher 24 Nov., 1763, to Ephraim Glover. 




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In 1713 (23 March, 171 2-1 3) Joseph Thresher petitions for 
34 acre land near Town Bridge. (Town Records.) 

Henry Thresher settled at Falmouth, Me. There is on 
record at Salem (Essex Deeds, 35-259) a deposition of Ben- 
jamin Wallis, cordwainer, of Beverly, of full age, stating that 
seventeen years ago he was at Casco Bay with Henry Thresher, 
and Thresher asked him to go as a witness to neighbor Simon 
Lovett, as he had bought of Mr. Emerson the land Lovett lived 
on, to warn Lovett away, which was done. The land lay at 
Papooduck between lands of John Wallis and Robert Stanford. 
Thresher died there. 19 March, 1719-20. 

Joseph Wallis of Beverly, fisherman, knew Henry Thresher 
lived on a tract of 100 acres at Falmouth, etc. 19 March, 1719- 
20. (Essex Deeds, 37-88.) 

Joseph Thresher of Salem, son of Henry Thresher, sometime 
since an inhabitant at Falmouth, deceased, being cut off by the 
Indians, in behalf of himself and three sisters, claims land at 
Papooduck at Falmouth, 100 acres, between land of John Wallis 
and Robert Stanford, on which Henry Thresher lived and was 
killed by Indians as appears by depositions of Benjamin and 
Joseph Wallis. 19 March, 1719-20. Reference is made to 
Essex Deeds given above. See book of Eastern Claims printed 
in Me. Hist. Gen. Recorder VI 473. 

Deposition of James Wallis that he saw Joel Maddifer de- 
liver, about seventeen or eighteen years ago, by turf and twig to 
Henry Thresher the possession of said 100 acres, which Henry 
Thresher improved until his death. Dep. taken at Gloucester 
1 Sept., 1 7 19. 

The above depositions locate the settlement of Henry Thresher 
at Casco Bay, in 1702, and immediately following his residence 
in Salem. His name is not on the tax list of Salem in 1683. 
It is quite probable that he had been settled at Casco Bay and 
had retired to Salem for safety, but York Deeds are silent con- 
cerning him, as also are early New Hampshire records. 




In spite of the frequency of the occurrence of the name on 
early New England records, the name is not mentioned by 
Guppy in his exhaustive list of English names and their homes. 
Nor is it found in Water's Gleanings. 

Joseph Thresher, tanner, of Salem, son of Henry Thresher, 
first appears on record 7 Dec, 17 10, when he buys of Nathaniel 
Whittemore of Salem, tanner, a lease of a dwelling house near 
the town bridge, for the remainder of a lease for thirty-one 
years from 29 Feb., 1703-4, the date when the town of Salem 
leased to Grove Hirst. Deeds, 22-213. On the 21 Sept., 
1 72 1 he sold the same lease to Benjamin Boyce of Salem. 

Joseph Thresher is on record as buying common rights, and 
also as associated with Samuel Pope, Jr., in a purchase of 30 
acres for £500 from John Looms. 50-85. Of this tract his 
portion was five acres. The land was in the near vicinity of his 
former lease and in the same ward where in 1700 his father was 
taxed. This transaction was in 1727. From deeds in 1726 
and 1734, the latter the last deed of record, it appears that his 
wife's name was Mary. 47-211. 

Joseph Thresher married Mary daughter of Jonathan Watson 
of Dover. Between 1734 and 1736 he settled in Hampton, 
N. H. 

28 Sept., 1736, Joseph Thresher and wife Mary, he a tanner, 
of Hampton, for £37-14-00 sell to their brother Isnac Watson, 
nusbandman, of Dover, their interest in real and personal estate 
of their father, John Watson, late of Dover, deceased. Rock- 
ingham, N. H., Deeds, 92-363. 

23 Feb., 1744-5 Joseph Thresher of Hampton Falls sells to 
his son Benjamin Thresher of Falmouth, co. York, tanner, two 
acres in Hampton. This deed is witnessed by Jonathan Thresher. 
Rock. Deeds, 30-217. 


Children of Joseph and Alary Thresher : 

Benjamin a tanner of Portland, Ale. [List of his descend- 
ants desired.]^ 

Jonathan, finally settled in Portland. 

Joseph horn in Salem, according to Portsmouth records 
where his marriage is recorded 14 July, 1737, to Hannah 
Blashfield. See N. E. H. G. Reg. 1872 p. 377. 

Henry m. at Hampton Falls, 3 Sept., 1747, Mary Brown, 

dau. of Jacob Brown. They lived in Thresher's Lane. 

After 1768 this was in Seabrook. In 1776 he removed 

to Raymond. See Hist. Hampton Falls, by Warren 

Brown 1900, page 583. 
[Information is sought concerning the sisters of Joseph Thresher, 
the dates of birth of his children, and the ancestry of his wife, Mary 

Jonathan Thresher of Boston, sailmaker, makes his wife at- 
torney, 2$ Mar., 1738-8. Rock. Deeds, 24-189. Of Newbury, 
Mass., sailmaker, sells to Jere. Bennett of Hampton Falls, land 
near the Friends Meeting House, 7 April, 1742. Rock. Deeds, 

He settled in Portland, and was found dead in his loft the 
morning of Oct. 25, 1765. Parson Smith's Journal, page 206. 
According to Willis he was a sailmaker and lived in India St. 
Willis also says (History of Portland p. 173) that he married 
Hannah Dow and that they were Quakers from Hampton. His 
wife Hannah died 2^ Feb., 1774, act. 59. He had several chil- 
dren of whom the eldes, Mary, in 1752 married Josiah Tucker. 

[Information is desired concerning the family of Jonathan 
Thresher. It is probable that the Friends Records for New Hamp- 
shire and Maine may throw light on this point. Proof is wanted 
that the parents of his wife Hannah were Jeremiah and Elizabeth 
(Perkins) Dow. See p. 6S1, History of Hampton, N. H.] 


ANON, N. H.* 

Copied by Byron N. Clark. 

Silas, son of Capt. Nathaniel Hall, died March 6, 1800, aged 
I 5 years and 4 days. 

Cynthia, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Hall, died Nov. 8, 1 799, 
aged 2 years and 28 days. 

Infant daughter and son of Sally Waters. The daughter died 
Aug. 28, 1809, aged 24 hours. The son died Aug. 13, 181 1, 
aged 24 hours. 

Mary, daughter of Capt. Richard and Mary Kimball, died 
July 3, 18 1 6, aged 17. 

Abigail, wife of Richard Kimball, died Sept. 3, 1820, aged 93. 

Richard Kimball, died Aug. 2, 18 10, aged 86. 

Calvin, son of Dr. Phineas and Lucy Parkhurst, died May 15, 
1794, aged 2 years and 3 months. 

Mrs. Sarah, wife of David Bliss, died Dec. 13, 1774, aged 34. 

Silas Waterman, died May 2, 18 14, aged 82. 
. Irene, wife of Elijah Goold, died Oct. 12, 18 12, aged 33. 

Harry, son of Elijah and Irenee Goold, died March 14, 1807, 
aged 2. 

Levi Hyde, died Jan. 12, 18 16, aged 80. 

* There are a number of broken stones on which the inscriptions are 




Jemima, wife of Levi Hyde, died July 16, 1793, aged 57. 

Anna, wife of Hobart Estabrook, died Feb. 7, 1804, aged 32. 

John Wheatley, died July 30, 1786, aged 67. 

Mrs. Submitt, wife of John Wheatley, died March 5, 1806, 
aged 84. 

Mrs. Anna, wife of Deacon Nehemiah Estabrook, died Jan. 
16, 1778, aged 75. 

Deacon Nehemiah Estabrook, died Feb. 10, 1787, aged 72. 

Nemiah Estabrook, died Dec. 21, 1808, aged 26. 

Charles Hill, died Feb. 5, 1775, aged 65. 

Abel, son of Abel and Mary Wright, died Aug. 5, 1776. 

Mrs. Alice, wife of Abel Wright, Jr., died April 6, 1809, 
aged 34. 

Mary Waters, died Sept. 2, 18 16, aged 76. 

Edward Bosworth, died May 2, 1784. 

Mrs. Martha, wife of Cornelius Storrs, of Mansfield, Conn., 
died Dec. 23, 1776, aged 61. 

Mrs. Clorinda, wife of Eben. Whitmore, died Dec. 1, 1805, 
aged 22. 

Henry Hill, son of Maxson and Susan Hill Greene, of Rhode 
Island, 1792-1865. 

Clarissa, second wife, 1 798-1878. She was the daughter of 
Benjamin and Ruth Wood. 

Susan Hill, ] 8 19- 1 881 . 

Benjamin, son of John and Mary Parker Wood, of Bradford, 
Mass., 1795- 1830. 

Ruth, wife of Benjamin Wood, daughter of Richard and 
Rachel Page Bailey, of Bradford, Mas?., 1760- 1836. 

Mary, wife of Azariah Bliss, died Jan. 28, 1793, aged 79. 

Azariah Bliss, died Sept. 28, 18 14, aged 76. ■£-» /", 

Abigail, daughter of William and Hannah Dana, died March 

15, 1803, a g ed 2 - •; .....: 

Capt. William Dana, died Dec. 11, 1805, aged 70. "He 

was one of the first planters in town." 

Benjamin Franklin, son of Henry H. and Sarah W. Greene, 

18 17-1895. "A graduate in the Rens Polytechnic Institute 



and director of that institution from 1847 t0 l ^S9- Afterwards 
professor of mathematics, U. S. navy." 

Daughter of William and Johanna Dana, died Feb. 7, 1782, 
"12 ours old." 

Jemima Huntington, died June 18, 17 — . 

Mrs. Silence, wife of Silas Waterman, died Jan. 13, 18 17, 
aged 83. 

Hezekiah Waters, died May 22, 18 13, aged 73. 

Mrs. Anna, wife of Joseph Wood, died March 11, 1813, 
aged 85. 

Capt. Joseph Wood, died Nov. 2, 1798, aged 73. 

Harvey, son of Capt. Jonathan and. Anna Miller, died Sept. 

2 3> l8o 5, a g e d 9- 

Samuel Bailey, died June 2, 1798, aged 75. 

Mrs. Filindia, wife of Thomas Snell, died Jan. 24, 1808, 
aged 29. 

Anna, daughter of John and Persis Wood, died May 31, 
18 1 7, aged 4. 

Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Lieut. Nathaniel Porter, died July 1 95 
1808, aged 99 years and 11 months. 

Abigail, daughter of Deacon Nathaniel and Olive Porter, died 
Feb. 22, 1814, aged 22. 

Samuel S., son of Deacon Nathaniel and Olive Porter, died 
Feb. 13, 1 81 7, aged 33. 

Mrs. Lucy, " ye 2nd wife" of David Bliss, died April 16, 
1781, aged — . 

John Baldwin, died Dec. 7, 1777, aged 72. "Mr. Baldwin 
and 13 of his family died in 3 years." 

Lucy, wife of John Baldwin, died Jan. 2, 1777, aged 62. 

Elizabeth, wife of Abel Wright, " formerly the wife of Mr. 
John Hide," died May 14, 1808, aged 73. 

Sarah, wife of Elihu Hyde, died March 31, 1808, aged 73. 

Richard, son of Elihu and Sarah Hyde, died Oct. 13, 


Elihu Hyde, died Oct. 9, 18 15. 

Rebecca, wife of .Jonathan Scott, died Oct. 4, 1812, aged 34. 




J emuel Southwarth and William Moors, " who were drowned 
in the Connecticut! River," Sept. 15, 1809, aged 28 and 15. 

Capt. Charles Tilden, died Sept. 20, 1809, aged 50. 

Joshua Tilden, died . 

Eunice, daughter of Moses, Jr., and Elizabeth Hebard, died 
Aug. 5, 1777, aged 2. 

Moses, 3rd, son of Moses and Hannah Hebard, died Sept. 29, 
1789, aged 2 weeks. 

Elisha Dewey, Jr., died Dec. 16, 1792, aged 40. 

Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Martin, died March 19, 1804, 
aged 65. 

Edward, son of Mrs. Thankful Burbeck, died July 27, 1803, 
aged 11 months and 2 days. 

Daniel Alden, died May 18, 1790, aged 70. 

Jane, wife of Daniel Alden, died May 6, 18 17, aged 93. 

Polly, wife of Rhodolphus Estabrook, died March 26, 1803, 
aged 28. 

John, son of Rhodolphus and Polly Estabrook, died Aug. 13, 
1804, aged 3. 

Hannah, wife of Moses Hebard, died , 1803, aged 77. 

Moses Hebard, born April 21, 1 7 19 ; died March 7, 1813, 
aged 94. 

Elizabeth, wife of Moses Hebard, died March 8, 1786, aged 




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jjCompiled from the original town records, with notes and additions, by 

Eben Putnam.] 

[Abbreviations: m., married ; pub., publishment of marriage intentions 5 
d., died} b., born; dau., daughter j H., Harpswell; Ch., children.] 

(Continued from page Si.) 


72 Paul, d. 13 March, 1826; m. (pub. 6 June, 1772), Deb- 
orah, dau. of Waitstill Weber, of Harpswell, who d. 13 May, 


Ch : — 73 Sennah, b. 26 Sept., 1772; d. 29 March, 1842; 74 
Margaret, b. 21 Aug., 1773; d. 21 Oct., 1857; 75 Lydia, b. 6 
April, 1774; 76 Paul, b. 19 Jan., 1776; d. 17 June, 1853; 77 
Abijah, b. 24 Sept., 1780; 78 Jeremiah, b. 1 March, 1783; 79 
Susanna, b. 16 July, 1785; d. 4 Feb., 1857; ^O Peleg, b. 22 
Jan., 1788; d. 31 Jan., 1836; 81 Sarah, b. 17 Aug., 1790; 82 
Sa'ly, b. 5 Sept., 1793; d. 21 April, 1831. 

76 Paul, Jr., m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Johnson Stover, of 

Ch : — 87 Harmon, b. 2 Jan., 1799; 88 Nancy, b. 26 Jan., 
1801. He m. 2d Margaret, dau. of Hugh Alexander, who d. 19 
Feb., 1829, aged 57 years. They had 89 Elizabeth, b. 2 Feb., 
1808; 90 Catharine, b. 28 March, 1809; 91 Daniel, b. 25 
Dec, 181 o; 92 Martha, b. 22 May, 1813; 92 Jeremiah, b. 23 
Jan., 1818. 





38 Richard, m. Susanna, dau. of Timothy Meryman, of 
Harps well. 

Ch : — 143 Corisanda Meratta, b. 6 July, 1826; 144 Eliza- 
beth Ann, b. I3 Aug., 1828; 145 Emiline Eaton, b. Sept., 
1831; 146 Martha M., b. 17 March, 1833; Susan Child, b. 
Sept., 1835 j 148 Timothy Burley, b. 20 March, 1838. 

47 Joseph, m. Martha, dau. of George Potter, of Bowdoin, 
who d. 27 Jan., 1852. 

Ch : — 124 Emeline Potter, b. 3 April, 1824; 125 Nancy, b. 
13 Nov., 1825; 126 Bernice, b. Oct., 1827; d. 4 Nov., 1830 ; 
127 Elizabeth, b. 27 Feb., 1829; 128 Jane, b. 27 Dec, 1 83 1 ; 
129 Joseph, b. 11 Feb., 1834; 130 Charity, b. 30 Jan., 1836; 
131 Martha, b. 26 Feb., 1838; 132 Francis T., b. 1 June, 
1850 ; 133 George P., b. 25 July, 1843. 

80 Peleg, m. Jane, dau. of Abijah Jordan, of Harpswell. 
He d. 31 Jan., 1836. 

Ch:— -108 Rosan, b, 14 Aug., 1816; d. 1851; 109 Peleg, 
b. 29 June, 1818 ; 1 10 Susan, b. 10 July, 1820; 1 1 1 Deborah 
W., b. 19 Aug., 1822; 112 Elizabeth S., b. 15 March, 1824; 
113 Paul Sprague, b. 29 Sept., 1826; d. 1852; 114 John Jor- 
dan, b. 22 Oct., 1828; 115 Sarah Jennett, b. 27 April, 1831 ; 
d. 22 Dec, 1857; IJ 6 George W., b. 7 Oct,, 1832; 117 
Sophronia, b. 17 Aug., 1834. 

83 Daniel, d. 20 Feb., 1782, m. Tabitha, dau. of Paul Ray- 
mond, who d. 19 May, 1846; 84, 1 ; 85, 2 j 

86, 3 James, b. 21 April, 17.81. 

86 James, m. . 

Ch : — 94 Paul, b. 1 June, 1806; 95 Jonathan, b. 16 Aug., 

94 Paul, m.. . 

Ch : — 149 Mary Jane, b. 27 July, 1831 ; 150 Catharine M., 
b. 19 March, 1833; 151 Lucy Ann, b. 7 Jan., 1835; 152 
Irene, b. 6 Sept., 1838. 

96 William, m. Priscilla, dau. of Henry Merritt. 
Ch : — 97 Eliza, b. 8 Dec, 18 15. 

• 1 

John, m. Lydia, dau. of John Hall, of Harpswell. 
Ch : — John, b. 16 June, 1796. 

Capt. Levi, d. 20 Jan., 1845; m - Hannah 



) 1 . 



08 David, m. Abigail, dau. of David Wheeler, of Harpswell. 

Ch: — 99 Rufus, b. 22 Sept., 1808; d. 23 Oct., 1825; 100 ?| 

Nancy, b. 3 Nov., 18 10; 10 1 William, b. 30 Jan., I 8 1 3 ; 102 § 

Mary Ann, b^ 2 Oct., 1816; 103 Messervy Jane, b. 4 June, 
1820 ; 104 Charlotte Wood Eaton, b. 22 Aug., 1825; d. 23 
June, 1855; 105 Abigail, b. 29 Feb., 1828; d. 22 Oct., 184 1. 

James, m. Mary, dau. of David Wentworth, of Freeport. 

Ch : — 134 John Wentworth, b. 16 March, 1824; d. 14 
April, 1850; 135 Nathaniel, b. 21 Jan., 1826; 136 William 
Henry, b. 5 March, 1828; 137 Jeremiah, b. in Freeport 18 
July, 1 830; 138 Benjamin A., b. 18 May, 1832; 139 Rebecca, 
b. in Brunswick, 1 Jan., 1834; 140 Lois Ann, b. 10 Dec, 
1836; 141 Abigail, b. 26 June, 1838; 142 Mary Elizabeth, b. 
17 Jan., 1840. 


Edward, m. Miriam, dau. of Waitstill Webber. 

Ch : — Daniel, b. 20 Sept., 1757; Miriam, b. 20 Sept., 1757. 

Edward Cunningham, of Harpswell, and Catherine Potter, 
of Topsham, intend marriage 25 May, 1759. 

Edward Cumberford and Sarah Tarr, pub. 10 Aug., 1764. 

John Cummings and Grace Farr, both of H., pub. 1 Dec, 
1770. . • '■ 





Jonathan, m. Sally, dau. of Jonathan Leathers, of New 
Hampshire, County of Stafford. 

Ch : — Samuel, b. 14 Feb., 1792; Asa, b. 8 Oct., 1793; 
Jonathan, b. 14 June, 1795; above born in New Hampshire. 
Sally, b. 30 April, 1798; Joseph, b. 30 April, 1798; John, b. 12 
Feb., 1800. 





Ch : — Hannah, b. 28 Aug., 1788; Sally, b. 26 June, 1794; 
Desire, b. 25 April, 1799. 


/John, m. Margaret, dau. of Samuel Miller, of Brunswick. 
Ch : — Ebenezer, b. 20 Sept., 1835; d. 20 Jan., 1847; Olive, 
b. 20 Sept., 1835; d. 3 Oct., 1854; John Edwin, b. 14 Aug., 
1837; Lydia Ann Morison, b. 23 Dec, 1840; Mary Eaton, b. 
23 May, 1844; d. 21 Jan., 1847; Zachary T., b. 4 Dec, 
1848. Mr. John Durgan d. 21 April, 1882. 

James, m. Sally, dau. of Ezekiel Alexander. 
Ch : — Paul Alexander, b. 18 July, 1836; Ezekiel Alexander, 
b. 28 Oct., 1838. 

Ebenezer, d. 1 Nov., 1851; m. Olive, dau. of Hugh Mcry- 
man, who d. 6 Aug., 1851. 

Ch : — John, b. 23 Dec, 1808; Timothy M., b. 18 Feb., 
1 8 13 ; James M., b. 25 Feb., 1816. 


James, Jr., m. Anna, dau. of Deacon Andrew Dunning, who 
d. 20 Dec, 1792. 

Ch: — Born in Harpswell, Lydia, b. 16 May, 1785; James, 
3d, b. 23 Nov., 1786; Hannah, b. 14 Sept., 1787; Deborah, 
b. 13 June, 1 79 1 . 

Michael, m. , dau. of Walter Meryman. 

Ch : — Elisha, b. 10 April, 1795; d. 10 April, 1806; Elisha, 
b. 26 Dec, 1797; Nancy, b. 2 July, 1798; Susanna, b. 13 
Feb., 1800 •, d. 27 May, 1805; Margaret, b. 18 April, 1802; 
James, b. 26 March, 1804; Michael, b. 3 July, 1806; Susanna, 
b. 11 Dec, 1808; Abizer, b. 2 June, 1810; Rosannah, b. 3 
Oct., 1816. 

Capt. Jotham, m. Huldah, dau. of Major Paul Randall, of 

Ch : — John, b. 20 Nov., 1784; d. 2 Nov., 1 8 1 3 ; John, b. 20 
Nov., 1785; Jane, b. 13 Aug., 1787. Capt. Jotham Doyle d. 
2 Nov., 1788. ,N S-/ 







Joshua P., m. Nancy, dau. of James Barstow, of Harpswell. 
Ch: — Mary I., b. 22 Oct., 1824; Nancy E., b. 1 April 
1827. / 




Israel, m. Mary, dau. of John Rodick, of Harpswell. 

Ch: — Thomas Alies Mears, b. 6 Dec, 1777; d. 25 July, 
1827; Patience, b. 3 April, 1 78 1 ; d. Aug., 1838; David, b. 22 
Jan., 1783; d. 14 Jan., 1816; William, b. 19 June, 1784; d. 
June, 1810; Jenny, b. 17 Dec, 1785; d. Sept., 1807; George, 
b. 15 May, 1787; d. Jan., 1821; Hannah, b. 19 Nov., 1790; 
d. April, 1807; Mary, b. 8 Jan., 1793; d. Dec, i8c6; Hugh, 
b. 10 March, 1786; d. Aug., 1810. 

Elijah, m. Jenny, dau. of Abraham Grant, of Ereeport, who 
d. 8 April, 1852. 

Ch :— Samuel, b. 16 June, 1788; Susanna, b. 27 Feb., 1790; 
John, b. 23 June, 1792; William, b. 12 Jan., 1795; Jenny, b. 
6 Feb., 1797; Polly, b. 13 June, 1799; Israel, b. 6 July, 1802. 
Elizabeth, b. 29 Sept., 1804; Isaac, b. 31 Dec, 1806; Elmira, 
b. 14 Dec, 1809. 

David, d. 14 Jan., 18 16; m. , dau. of Hugh Mery- 

man, of Harpswell. 

Ch:— Clarissa, b. 29 Dec, 1803; Harrison, b. 15 Aug., 
1805 ; d. (probably about 1816); Jane, b. 15 June, 1809 ; Mary, 
b. 10 Oct., 181 1; Delight, b. 30 June, 1813. 

Isaac, m. Mary, dau. of A'licajah Pinkham, of Harpswell. 

Ch : — John W., b. 3 Aug., 1829; Daniel K., b. 16 Dec, 
1830 ; Isaac H., b. 4 April, 1833; d. May, 1853; George P., 
b. 24 March, 1835; Ambrose B., b. 29 April, 1839; d. 15 
Nov., 1844; Mary Ellen, b. 24 Oct., 1843; d. 20 March, 



Andrew Duning, b. ; d. 29 Dec, 181 1 ; m. Han- 
nah, dau. of Marck Shepherd, who d. 27 March, 1808. 


i : 




Ch. b. in York — Hannah, b. 22 Feb., 1752; Deborah, b. 16 
Sept., 1753; Anna, b. 17 Sept., 1756; Ch. b. in Harpswell — 
Dorcas, b. 29 Sept., 1758; Mary, b. 3 July, 1760; Andrew, b. 
19 Oct., I 76 1 ; d. 27 Dec, 1765 ; Jenny, b. 19 March, 1763; 
Mercy, b. 17 Aug., 1764; d. 17 April, 1836; Andrew, b. 2 
Nov., 1765; d. 3 May, 185 1; Lydia, b. 31 May, 1767; d. 2 
April, 1774; William, b. 20 Sept., 1769; d. 20 March, 1840; 
Sarah, b. 12 March, 1775 ; d. 14 Sept., 1836; Aaron, b. 4 
Nov., 1779; Benjamin Alexander, b. 12 April, 1790. 

William, Jr., m. Susanna, dau. of Clement Orr, of Harps- 
well, late deceased, d. 29 Nov., 1797. 

Ch : — Anna, b. 22 May, 1789; Phyleany, b. Jan., 1792; 
Joshua, b. 12 Aug., 1794; Susanna, b. 14 Nov., 1797. 

Married 2d, Abigail, dau. of John Orr, of Harpswell. Ch : — 
John, b. 3 Aug., 1799; Andrew, 3d, b. 3 July, 1802; Wil- 
liam, 3d, b. 4 Dec, 1803; Elisha, b. 28 Oct., 1805; Thomas 
Shepherd, b. 4 Sept., 1807 •, Minot, b. 5 Oct., 1809 ; d. 10 Feb., 
1837; Washington, b. 7 Nov., 181 1. 

Benjamin, Jr., m. Anna, dau. of David Alexander, of Harps- 
well, who d. 2 July, 1805. 

Ch : — Jenny, b. 8 Feb., 1792; James, b. 16 Dec, 1793; 
David, b. 8 Jan., 1796; d. 13 Sept., 1799; Abiezer, b. 4 Mar., 
1798; Rebecca, b. 23 May, 1800 ; d. 4 Oct., 1845; Isaac, b. 
3 Sept., 1802; Charles, b. 26 Oct., 1804; d. 24 April, 1884 > 
Anna, b. 17 June, 1807, Elice, b. 28 Dec, 1809; Peggy Pen- 
nail, b. 20 Sept., 1813. 

Joseph, m. Agness, dau. of Mr. Thomas Pennell, of Bruns- 
wick ; she d. 21 Dec, 1856. 

Ch: — Elizabeth, b. 2 Nov., 1793; d. 24 Feb., 1 85 1 ; Joseph, 
b. 11 July, 1796. 

William, d. 20 Jan., 1827 ; m. Anna, dau. of Clement Skol- 
field, of Harpswell; she d. 1 Feb., 1833. 

Ch : — Marcy, b. 31 Oct., 1794; Clement Skolfield, b. 19 
Jan., 1797; d. 23 Oct., 1832; Robert, b. 29 Sept., t 799 » 
Allice, b. 18 March, 1802; d. 1 Jan., 1805; Rufus, b. 12 

i .;■ 



March, 1806; d. 13 Aug., 1859; Elizabeth Ewing, b. 28 Feb., 
1S09; Allice Mains, b. 14 Sept., 1811; d. in Bangor, 1850; 
George, b. 16 Feb., 18 15; Mary Skolfield, b. 11 July, 1818. 

Capt. Andrew, Jr., d. 3 May, 1851 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of 
Benjamin Duning, Esq.; she d. 5 Sept., 1846, aet. 68-10-26. 

Ch : — Samuel, b. 20 Dec, 1799; d. 7 Sept., 1854; Hannah, 
b. 22 March, 1802; David Sewall, b. 6 Sept., 1808; d. 18 
Sept., 1888; Andrew J., b. 7 Dec, 1810; d. 27 Dec, 1810; 
Mary, b. 9 April, 18 13; Elizabeth, b. 29 Jan., 18 16. 

Samuel, b. ; d. 21 Jan., 1811; m. Mary, dau. of 

. Andrew Duning, of Brunswick, deceased. She d. 19 March, 

; 1813- 

Ch : — Benjamin, b. 6 Dec, 1805; Margaret M., b. 28 
March, 1806; Mary, b. 9 May, 1808. 

Benjamin, m. (pub. 23 Dec, 1762), Elizabeth, dau. of Jos. 

Ch. b. in Harpswell — Mercy, b. 21 March, 1764; d. 13 Jan.,. 
1766; Benjamin, b. 3 June, 1766; d. 29 July, 1855; Elizabeth, 
b. 4 June, 1 766 ; d. 14 July, 1 766 ; William, b. 26 Nov., 1 768 ; 
d. 20 Jan., 1827; Joseph, b. 20 May, 1771; d. 1795; Samuel, 
b. 21 June, 1774; d. 21 Jan., 181 I; Elizabeth, b. 10 Oct., 
1777; d- 5 Sept., 1846; Deborah, b. 13 April, 1780 ; d. 17 
Jan., 1861 ; James, b. 9 Sept., 1783; d. 12 May, 1787. 

James, d. 15 Aug., 1874; m. Abigail, dau. of Michael Merry- 
man, of Harpswell, who d. 19 Feb., 1873. 

Ch : — Hiram A., b. 15 Jan., 1825; Benjamin R., b. 7 Oct., 
1826; Mary Ann, b. 11 Dec, 1829; Clement S., b. 15 April, 
1833; d. 2 Aug., 1835; Clement S., b. 15 July, 1836; Abigail 
B., b. 27 Oct., 1841. 

Samuel, m. Susanna, dau. of Elisha Stover, of Harpswell. 

Ch: — Robert, b. 20 Oct., 1826; Charles Stover, b. 6 Oct., 
1828; Christopher, b. 7 Nov., 1830 ; d. in California, 29 Nov., 
i860; Eleanor, b. 4 April, 1833; William, b. 26 June, 1835 > 
Samuel, b. 13 Oct., 1839. 


James, d. 3 June, 1846. 

Ch: — Jesse, b, 18 Oct., 1791 ; James, b. 12 A4ay, 1798 ; 
/David, b. 12 Nov., 1800. 

David, d. 1 Feb., 1885, aet. 84; m. Olive, dau. of Stephen 
Sennet, of Harpswell. 

Ch: — Jesse, b. 20 Feb., 1827; James, b. 18 Nov., 1828; 
William, 2d, b. 16 April, 1831; Hugh, b. 6 Aug., 1833-, d. 8 
May, 1852. 

William, m. Delight, dau. of Stephen Sennet. 
Ch : — Hannah Ann, b. 18 Feb., 1840. 


Isaac, d. i i Feb., 1820. 

Ch : — Samuel Day, b. in Georgetown, 12 Oct., 18 12; Leon- 
ard Pike, b. 12 Aug., 1788; George, b. 4 April, 1800 ; Reu- 
ben, b. 27 April, 1802. Last three named, born at Cape Cod. 

Daniel, m. Lucy, dau. of David Russell, deceased. He d. 
21 July, 1822. 

Ch : — Daniel, Jr., b. 27 Feb., 1821; Rebecca, b. 20 June, 

Leonard P., d. 25 Sept., 1863; m. Hannah I. 

Ch : — Isaac, b. 4 p'eb., 1821; d. 4 Dec, 1840 ; Hannah E., 
b. 24 Oct., 1823; Moses Linscot, b. 1 Aug., 1829; Elisha 
Titman, b. 12 June, 1833. 

George P., d. 14 Jan., 1839; m. Amelia. 

Ch : — Abigail R., b. 14 Feb., 1828; d. 30 Oct., 1830 ; 
Reuben, b. 1 Aug., 1830 ; Almira W., b. 21 Sept., 1832; 
George Washington, b. 18 Oct., 1834; Margaret, b. 25 Sept., 
1836; Amelia Ann, b. 17 Sept., 1838. 


Philip, m. Abigail, dau. of William Harsa, late of Harpswell, 

Ch : — Mehitable, b. 1 Feb., 1790; Mary, b. 22 Oct., 1793; 
John, b. 2 Nov., 1795; Susanna, b. 8 Aug., 1797. 






Nathaniel, m. Nancy. 

Ch:— John, b. 10 May, 1803; Hannah, b. 21 Oct., 1804. 

James, (son of and Ruth Eastman, who d. 20 May, 

1837,) m. Lucy. , ■. 

Ch : — Ruth, b. 10 July, 1820; Eveline, b. 11 Feb., 1824; 
James, Jr., b. 26 June, 1829 ; Israel S., b. 27 Feb., 1832. 

Molly Eastman, of Harpswell, pub. to Joseph Carr, of 
Newbury, 8 Oct., 1764. 

Kingsbery Eastman and Mary Ridley, both of Harpswell, 
pub. 1 1 Aug., 1770. 


Joseph, d. 11 Jan., 1853; m - Fanny T., dau. of Lemuel 
Wood, who d. 11 April, 1872. 

Ch: — Samuel, Jr., b. 25 Sept., 1807; d. 17 March, 1836; 
Mary Clough, b. 1 Sept., 1810; Charlotte Wood, b. 6 March, 
1813; William Clough, b. 24 Dec, 1815; Emmeline Page, b. 
12 Jan., 1818; Elizabeth, b. 3 June, 1821 ; Harriet Newhall, 
b. 16 Nov., 1823; Francis Louisa, b. 1 1 Sept., 1826; Thomas 
Upham, b. 9 June, 1825; Moses Welch, b. 6 Jan., 1832; d. 23 
Jan., 1838. 

Rev. Samuel Eaton, d. 5 Nov., 1822; b. in 1737. 

Elizabeth Eaton, of Harpswell, and Josiah Harden, of 
Georgetown, pub. 31 Aug., 1767. 

Moses Eaton and Patience Bridges, both of Harpswell, pub. 
25 March, 1768. 

Mary Eaton. 

Ch : — Joseph, b. 4 April, 1781. 


Joseph, d. 19 Oct., 1846; m. Sarah, dau. of Thomas Merri- 
man, of Harpswell, who d. 6 July, 1849. 

Ch: — Sally, b. 28 June, 1785; William, b. 30 Jan., 1787; 
Thomas, b. 15 March, 1789; Peggy, b. 14 May, 1793; d. 16 
Oct., 1804; James, b. 3 June, 1796; Mary, b. 29 April, 1799. 

James, d. 31 July, 1833; m ' Olive, dau. of Deacon Bayley. 


Ch:— Jenny, b. 3 July, 1775; d. 22 Aug., 1793; John, b. 
3 May, 1779; d. [3 March, 1822; Sally, b. 23 June, 1781; 
Alexander, b. 20 Jan., 1784; James, b. 17 March, 1786; Olive, 
b. 23 July, 1788 ; Betsey, b. 14 Oct., 1 791 . 

John, m. Agnes, dau. of Robert Wire, late of H., deceased, 
who d. 5 Jan., 1862. . 

Ch : — Agnes, b. 2 July, 1807; Alex r b. 27 Dec, 1810; 

Olive, b. 20 iMarch, 1813; Lettis, b. 26 Aug., 1813; Cordelia, 

b. 28 Dec, 1819. 


Isaac, d. 17 Sept., 1854; m. Eleanor, dau. of Lucy Rodick. 

Ch : — John, b. 8 Jan., 1796 ; Elmira, b. 4 Sept., 1797 ; d. 27 
Feb., 1842; Lydia, b. 7 June, 1799; d. 17 June, 1836; Polly, 
b. 23 May, 1801; d. 26 Feb., 1882; Eleanor, b. 21 Aug., 

1804; Lucy Ann, b. 13 March, 1807; Isaac, Jr., b. ; 

d. 17 April, 1 8 1 9 ; Elizabeth, b. 9 Oct., 181 1; Hugh, b. 16 
April, 1814; William, b. 20 March, 1816; d. 16 Oct., 1816; 
Stillman, b. 30 July, 1819. 

Thomas, m. Deborah, dau. of William Chapman, late of 
Pembrook, Plymouth Co. 

Ch : — Deborah, b. May, 1795; Thomas, b. March, 1797, 
both born at Thomaston ; Permeley, b. Feb., 1799. 

Thomas, m. , dau. of John Bray. 

Ch : — Michael? b. 27 Sept., 1760; John, b. ? 1 Aug., 1762; 
Thomas, b. 8 Aug., 1764; Elizabeth, b. 17 Nov., 1766; Isaac, 
b. 3 Feb.^ 1770; d. 17 Sept., 1854; J enn }S D - 5 J une > I 77 2 > 
Noah, b. 9 Aug., 1774; Henry, b. 17 Nov., 1 776; d. March, 
18 18; Loraney, b. 22 May, 1780 ; d. 25 Sept., 1845; Mary, 
b. 1 April, 1784. 

Henry, m. Hannah, dau. of Samuel Alexander. 

Ch :— -Isaac, Jr., b. 24 Aug., 1800 •, Robert, b. 5 or 9 Sept., 
1802; Harrison, b. 16 Aug., 1804; Henry, b. 5 Nov., 1806; 
Rosanna, b. 4 March, 1808; Cathrine, b. 14 Feb., 1810; d. 10 
May, 1810; Alexander, b. 30 Aug., 18 16. 

Horace Farr, d. 27 Nov., 1855, town pauper. 

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{Continued from page <?.?.) 

[75] Longley, William, of Lynn, <z/j. inhabitants of Lynn, 
for not laying out 40 acres land which was his proportion as an 
inhabitant. William Cowdry, per Cur. Jonathan Hudson, 
Constable. March 21, 1 660-1. Hugh Burt, aged about 70, 
dcp : have been an inhabitant of Lynn about 25 years, and about 

23 years since the inhabitants agreed to distribute the lands, at 1 

which time William Longley was an inhabitant and bought a 
house and land there, and he was commonly called Langley and 
so to this day, and I know of none other by the name of Lang- 
ley or Longly who ever lived here, and about 12 years ago said 

(102) ,.-,... 

William came into public meeting and demanded his proportion 
of land according to the records of the town and the books 
being searched, found the name written Richard Langley. 
Clement Coldham, of Gloucester, dep: hath known William 
Longley, of Lynn, to be an inhabitant of Lynn for about 23 
years, and shortly after his coming to town there was a distribu- 
tion of lands to all the present householders, and about 12 years 
since said Longley did in my hearing demand his proportion of 
land, and some present answered if he could prove his claim he 
might have it, but there was a grant made to Richard Longley, 
and not to him. I was an inhabitant of Lynn before Longley 
came and many years after, and said Longley was for many years 
called Langley and not Longley. [76] Joseph Armitage, aged 





about 60, dep : that I and my brother, Godfrey Armitage, had 
given to us in this division about 9 acres. I sold it about 21 
years since for £15 in gold. Andrew Mansfield, aged about 38, 
dep: had been an inhabitant of Lynn about 23 years, and the 
same year said Mansfield came here to live. William Longley 
came al^o (see Coldham's dep.). Andrew Mansfield, aged about 
30, dep: respecting price of the 40 acre lots. Hugh Burt testi- 
fies to same. William Longley, his bill of costs. 

[77] These lands following were given to the inhabitants of 
the town of Lynn, A. D., 1638 : — 

Brooks, Lord, Rt. Hon., 800 How, Edward, 200 acres and 


Seyars, Tho., 60 acres. 

Chadwell, Tho., 60 acres. 

Seyers, Job, 60 acres. 

Walton, 60 acres. 

Foster, Christopher, 60 acres. 

Ballard, Will, 60 acres. 

Stanboughroh, Josias,ioo acres. 

Farrington, Edmond (Edward), 

200 acres. 
Potter, Nicholas, 600 acres. 
Knight, Will, 60 acres. 
Tomlins, Edward, 200 acres 

and ten. 
South, 100 acres. 
Burton, Boneface, 60 acres. 
Smith, John, 60 acres. 
Howell, Edward, 500 acres. 
Ballye, Nicholas, 60 acres. 
Sadler, Mr., 200 and the Rock 

by his house. 


Armitage, Joseph, 60 acres. 
Armitage, Godfrey, 20 acres 

(bro. to Joseph.) 
West, Matthew, 30 acres, and 

10 upland and meadow. 

Willis, Mr. Thomas, 500 * 

Holliocke, Mr. Edward, 500* 

Collins, Henry, 80* acres and 

Flood, Mr., 60* acres and ten. 
Ingfills, Edward and Francis, 

120 acres*. 
Bancroft, widow, 100 acres. 






( I0 3) 
Burrall, George, 200 acres. 
Wood, John, 100 acres. 
Talmage, Tho., 200 acres and 

Browne, Nicholas, 200 acres 

and ten. 
Cowdrye, William, 60 acres 

and ten. 
Laughton, Tho., 60 acres and 

Cooper, John, 200 acres and 

Bread, Allin, 200 acres. 
Poole, John, 200 acres. 





* Upland and meadow. 



Fair, George, 30 acres and 

Bowtwell, James, 60 acres, 
hitch, Zachary, 30 acres and 

Spenser, Jarred, 30 acres. 
Daves, Jenkin, 30 acres and 

Taylor, George, 30^acres and 

Thorne, 30 acres and ten. 
Townsend, Thomas, 60 acres. 
Parker, Tho., 30 acres and 

Lightfoote, Francis, 30 acres 

and ten. 
Johnson, Richard, 30 acres and 

Parson, Robert, 30 acres and 

Burchum, Edward, 30 acres 

and ten. 
Newill, Anthony, 30 acres. 
Marshall, Tho., 30 acres and 

Spenser, Micaell, 30 acres. 
Tomlins, Timothy, 80 acres. 
Harker, 20 acres. Sold to y e 

town 10 acres, next v e town 

of this for 3 shillings. 
Rooton, Richard, 60 acres. 
Handford, [Nath'l],20 acres. 
Hudson, Thomas, 60 acres. 
Halsye, Thomas, 100 acres. 
Bennitt, Samud, 20 acres. 
Elderkin, John, 20 acres. 

. (.05) 

Belknap, Abraham, 40 acres. 
Driver, Robert, 20 acres. 
Redknap, Joseph, 40 acres. 
Deakin, (John), 10 acres. 
Kirtland, Philip, Sr., 10 acres. 



Kirtland, Philip, Jr., 10 acres. 

Crofte, 10 acres. 

Burt, Hugh, 60 acres. 

Wathin, 10 acres. 

Brooks, Richard, 10 acres. 

Godson, Francis, 30 acres. 

Wolbye, George, . 

Partridge, Will, 10 acres, [up- 
land] . 

Gaines, Henry, 40 acres. 

Wells, Richard, 10 acres. 

Pell, 10 acres. 

White, John, 20 acres. 

Baker, Edward, 40 acres. 

Axey, James, 40 acres. 

Edmonds, Will, 10 acres. 

Ireson, Edward, 10 acres. 

How, Jeremy, 20 acres. 

Gouge, Will, 20 acres. 

Whiteing, Nathaniel, 10 

Fraile, George, 10 acres. 

Bridges, Edward, 10 acres. 

Langlye, Richard, 40 acres. 


Talmage, Tho., Jr., 20 acres. 

Couldum, Tho., 60 acres. 

Hauks, Adam, 100 acres, [up- 
land] . 

Dexter, Thomas, 350 acres. 

How, Daniel, 60* acres. 

Walker, Richard, 200* acres. 

Howe, Ephraim, 10 acres, 
[next to land of his father]. 

Ivorye (Thomas ?), 10 acres. 

Cooper, Timothy, 10 acres. 

Hutchinson, Samuel, 10 acres, 
by estimation. 

Whiteing, Mr. Samuel, the 
pastor, 200 acres. 

Cobit, Mr. Thomas, the teach- 
er, 200 acres. 



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Upland and meadow 

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These three pages were taken out of the Towne booke of 
\he Records of Lynn the 10th mo., 1659-60, By me, Andrew 
Mansfield, Town Recorder. 

[78] Ipswich, March 26, 1661. 

Godfry, John, of Andover, vs. Edward Clarke, of Haver- 
hill, for payment of half a bond. John Grifrmy of Andover, 
aged 20, dep. Goodman Singleter, of Haverhill, named. Sam- 
uePLomas, dep. Job Tiler, administrator, dep: (2 papers the 
same). John Godfry, certifies to the same. March 22, 1660-1. 
Edward Clarke, of Haverhill, his bond to John Godfry. Robert 
Lord and Theophilus Wilson, of Ipswich, witnesses. Edward 
Clark, bill of costs. 


[79] Dummer, Richard, of Newbury, vs. Daniel Grasier, 
non-payment of an award made by John Whipple, of Ipswich, 
and Robert Lord, the jury. Richard Dummer, bill of costs. 
Corp. John Whipple and Robert Lord, of Ipswich, deps. 

[80] Buckley, William, of Ipswich, vs. Thamar Quilter, 
for harboring and withholding his apprentice from him. Robert 
Lord, Clerk. Robert Lord, Marshal. William Buckley, bill of 
costs. Thomas Kemball, aged about 26, dep: being at William 
Buckley's house and hearing Mr. Crosby and Mr. Buckley speak- 
ing together, whether Joseph Quilter, (apprentice) should go to 
Rowley. Goody Quelter, being present, desired rather to have 
him come to her own house, that she might look to him herself. 
Timothy Johnson, aged about 17, dep: lived in house of Joseph 
Quilter, heard his mother complain that she was very weary with 
coming so often to his house to look to her son, being so far, 
and desired him to come to her own house. [81] Thamar . 
Quilter, widow, her petition to court. Joseph, her only son, 
sick at his master's house and tended. upon him there, room very 
cold and master very harsh to him, took him home in a tumbrill 
and in 10 weeks nearly well, when his master came for him 
again. Leg sore again with humors. Prays to be relieved from 
her bonds, said Buckley having failed to learn his trade, etc., etc. 


[82] Godfry, John, of Andover, vs. Abraham Whiticker, 
of Haverhill, for not delivering a pair of oxen about three years 

since. Edward Yeamons, of Haverhill, dep: three years since 
heard Abraham Whitaker promise John Godfry, a pair of oxen 
and would deliver them in three weeks. Simon Broadstreet, 
of Andover, Magistrate. Job Tiler, aged about 40, Moses Tiler, 
aged about 19, deps. Good wife Tyler, aged about 40, dep. 
Job Tyler, summoned as witness, March 17, 1660- 1. Edward 
Fawkner, per Cur. Abraham Whitaker, bill of costs. 

Godfry, John, of Andover, vs. Edward Clarke, of Haverhill, 
debt for cloth. Edward Clarke, bill of costs. John Godfry, his 
acquittance of Abraham Whitaicker, and his sureties. Jno. 
Wall and John Ferniside, witnesses, 7:9: 1659. 

Armitage, Joseph, of Lynn, vs. Thomas Looke, debt. 

Jonathan Hudson, of Lynn, Constable, and assignee of bond 
of said Armitage. William Longley, Magistrate. Thomas 
Looke, his bond to Jonathan Hudson, Constable, Nov. 20, 
1660. Joseph Jenks, witness. 

Wood, Isaiah, of Lynn, complaint for his shooting a dog and 

(109) • 

other misdemeanors. [84] John Leigh (Lee), Jr., of Ipswich, 
dep : one night being out to shut up my father's cattle, saw some 
of Esay (Isaiah) Wood, his cattle among them, and set my little 
dog upon them, and said Wood went into the house brought out 
a gun and shot the dog. 

[85] Emorye, George, of Salem, vs. John Norman, Sr., 
of Manchester, for not finishing a house according to agreement. 
George Emrv, of Salem, bill of charges. John Gcdney and 
Philip Cromwell, deps: that Mr. Norman was to set up a gable 
end on the old part of Mr. Emery's house, shingle east side of 
the house and set up weatherboards. 

[86] Emery, George, of Salem, and John Norman, of 
Manchester, carpenter, their agreement. John Beckett, of 





Salem, witness. 14:6: 1658. [87] John Norman, his 
account of work .£25 : 17:0. The gray mare which he was 
to receive for his work Mr. Emery sold to John Letlg (Legg), of 
Marblehead. Mrs. Emery named. 

[88] Norman, John, of Manchester, vs. George Emory, 
of Salem, for non-payment of work. Veren Hillyard, per Cur. 
June 6, 1 661. Samuel Archard, Marshal. William Browne, 
paid to John Norman, ^3, 20s. Mr. Emery ordered him to 
take the whole. 

Nathaniel Carrill, aged 23, saw last year the ambling mare he 
took up of Mr. Emery for John Norman, and the colt was killed 
in a swamp near. 

(To be continued.) 

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By Otis G. Hammond, Concord, N. H. 

Samuel Dalton was of Hampton, N. H., the son of Philemon 
and Dorothy Dalton, and was born in 1629. He married Mehit- 
able, daughter of Henry Palmer of Haverhill, Mass., and died 
Aug. 22, 16S1 . 

These are the primary facts of the life and death of the scribe 
of an old volume now in the possession of the state of New 
Hampshire, and deposited in the custody of the secretary of 
state. From 1775, when the provincial records were removed 
from Portsmouth for greater safety from the enemy by sea, until 
1S99 it rested in "ye antient toune " of Exeter, where it was 
considered as a part of the court records of the province of New 
Hampshire, and was commonly known as the "Norfolk county 
book." The legislatures of 1S97 and 1S99 passed acts asserting 
the title of the state to all provincial court and other public 
records prior to the creation of the five original counties by act 
taking eflect March 19, 1771, whereupon the records of the vari- 
ous courts of law, and the land and probate records, were 
removed from Exeter to the capital. 

A recent examination of the old "Norfolk county book," 
while in search of early probate records, revealed its true nature. 
It is a Norfolk county book in part, to be sure, for it contains 
the accounts of Samuel Dalton as treasurer of the county from 
167 1 to 1678, but that is not all. On reversing the volume we 
find twenty-six pages of records of a court of justice, and entries 
are signed by " Samuel Dalton, commissioner," except an occa- 




sional instance in the latter part when it occurs as Samuel Dalton, 
"of ye Council." This is not the county court or court of 
associates, for appeals are made frequently, from Dalton's 
decisions to the county court. It is a personal record of one 
man acting as a magistrate, and considering various petty cases 
and performing such, duties as would now come before a justice 
of the peace or a police court. ■ 

. The book also contains two pages of the records of the council, 
June 29 and 30, 16S1, signed by Samuel Dalton, " recorder, ,? 
and forty-two pages of deeds, also enrolled by Samuel Dalton, 
" recorder." But what will most interest the reader is the fact 
that we find, interspersed throughout this record, the marriages 
performed by Samuel Dalton during his term of service as a 
magistrate or commissioner. An abstract of these marriage 
records was made bv Hon. Ezra S. Stearns, then secretarv 
of the state of New Hampshire, and was printed in Putnam's 
"Monthly Historical Magazine," vol. 5, p. 133. They seem to 
have been little known previous to this publication. They were 
probably known to the writer of the history of Hampton, as I 
find in that work all the marriages of Hampton people here 
recorded, but Gov. Bell certainly did not use them in his history 
of Exeter, though many Exeter names appear. 

One may naturally ask what manner of man was this Samuel 
Dalton, who appears to us from the obscurity of two hundred 
and twenty years past. For the last nineteen years of his lif e r 
beginning at the early age of thirty-three, he seems to have done 
little else than hold public office. He apparently inherited this 
tendency from his father, with the old homestead, for we read 
in the Massachusetts Bay colonial records, May 14, 1645, 
"Philemon Dalton hath authority to see people marry at Hamp- 
ton," and again, June iS, 164^, "Philemon Dalton, at ye 
request of ye towne of Hampton, is authorized & appointed 
by this Courte to marrye there such as are dewly published 
acording to lawe." 

Samuel Dalton was a deputy from Hampton to the general 
court in Boston in 1662, 1664, 1665, 1666, 1669, 1670, 1671, 
1673, 1674, 1675, 1676, 167S, and 1679. On his first appear- 
ance he was honored with an appointment, for on May 7, 1662, 
"Upon a motion made in behalfe of the toune of Hampton, Mr. 




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Samuell Dalton is appointed to solemnize marriage there be- 
tweene persons published according to lawe." Misfortune, as 
well, attended his earliest appearance in a legislative body, for, 
on the same day, May 7, 1662, "Mr. Sam Dalton, deputy for 
Hampton, having an aged father, since his coming to this Court, 
daingerously, if not mortally wounded, by the fall of a tree, 
desiring ye favor of this Court; is dismissed his attendance at 
this session." His father died from his injury June 4, following. 
Scattered through the Massachusetts Bay colonial records we 
find many appointments and reappointments bestowed upon 
Samuel Dalton. He was named as a commissioner for Norfolk 
county, with Robert Pike of Salisbury? Mass., May 3, 1665, to 
hold his office during the pleasure of the general court. The 
appointment was repeated April 29, '166S, when Capt. Thomas 
Bradbury was named as his colleague; again. May 15, 1672, 
and by the same vote he was made an "associate in ve County 
Courts, as the last yeare " ; and again, .May 12, 1675, "as the 

last yeare." 

The full text of his first appointment as a commissioner, May 
3, 1665, is worthy of reproduction, as it specilies in considerable 
detail the duties and powers of the office. 

"This Court, considering the state of the county of Norfolke 
as being exposed to great trouble & charge by reason of their 
remotenes from any magistrate, it is ordered, that Capt. Robert 
Pike, of Salisbury, & Mr. Samuel Dalton, of Hampton, or 
either of them, shall & heereby are empowred as com'ission- 
ers to take the acknowledgments of deeds, to administer oathes 
in all civil cases, to put forth warrants, to search for stolen 
goods, to take notice & punish defects in watching, to punish 
drunkenes, excessive drincking, and such like crimes of inferior 
nature, according to lawe, to bind over offendors to the County 
Court, to solemnize marriage to persons duely published, 
& all this during the Courts pleasure; & that Major - Wm 
Hauthorne, w'th the associates of that county, to keepe the 
County Courts there for this yeare ensuing." 

He was appointed an associate in the county court in 1672 
("as the last yeare"), 1674, 1675, 1676, 1677, 167S, and 1679, 
and was " invested with magistrattical power" in 1669, 1670, 
167 1 , 1673, 167^, 1676, 1677, 167S, and 1679. Each of these 



appointments was for one year, and his powers as a magistrate 
were limited to the town of Hampton. This leads one to believe 
that all the marriages here recorded were performed in that 
town, though the parlies were of varied residence. 

By the commission of John Cutt as president, Sept. iS, 1679, 
New Hampshire was organized as a separate royal province, 
a council of six members was named by the king, and power 
was given to the president and council to increase the number to 
nine. Samuel Dalton was elected Jan. 22, 1679-S0, as one of 
the three necessary to make up the required number. 

This seems to have been his last appointment to public office, 
except that he appears as recorder of that body. He remained 
in the council until his death, Aug. 22, 16S1, and Sept. 6, fol- 
lowing, Anthony Nutter, of Dover, was nominated to the king 
for appointment in his stead. 

Had Squire Dalton been spared to a green old age, for he 
was only fifty-two, doubtless greater honors would have fallen 
to him, and, perhaps, further light would have been thrown on 
the history and genealogv of the early settlers of old Norfolk 

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Samuel Reed, of Marblehead, fisherman. She was one of the 
six victims of Rev. Samuel Parris, at Salem, Mass., 1692, whose 
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to St. Johnsbury, then to Lyndon, and finally to Burke, Vt., 
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War." Family records state that Daniel Hall married Susannna 
Cotton, daughter of a minister in Woburn, Mass., who must 
have been Rev. Josiah Cotton, whose wife was Susanna Salter. 
Daniel and Susanna (Cotton) Hall had two children, Susanna, 
who became the wile of Dr. Abiathas Wright, and Roland. If 
Daniel Hall married the Widow Wright she must have been his 
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Sparhawk — Rev. John Sparhawk (H. C. 1689), married at 
Boston, 22 June, 1699, Elizabeth Poole. He married, second, 

probably in 17 12, Priscilla ( ?), who was the mother of his 

children. She was the widow of Capt. Nathaniel Havman, a 
merchant of Charlestown and Bristol, who died before 17 11. 

After the death of Mr. Sparhawk, 29 April, 17 18, his widow 
married, 1727, Jonathan Waldo. What was the maiden name 
of Priscilla ? P. 

Tucker — W here can I find an authoritative account of the 
life and family of Richard Tucker, the founder of Portland ? 

Lv. C K. 

Richard Tucker, the first of the name at Casco Bay, accord- 
ing to his own testimony, was aged about sixty in 166S-9. This 





would make him born in 1608, instead of 1594, as stated in Dr. 
Bank's article in the " New England Historical Genealogical 
Register" for January, 1S99. He was lost at sea prior to Octo- 
ber, 167S, at which time his wife appears as a widow, and she 
died before 16S6. Their estate was very small, the house in 

which they lived being theirs only for life. " | 

Richard Tucker's career was a changeful one. After his I 

trading partnership at CascoBay, he traded on his own account. 
Later he represented Ambrose Lane, and afterward the John 
Bex Co. (London merchants), having charge of their sawmills 
at Berwick. After his final settlement, about 1665, at Grea^ 
Island, he appears to have returned to sea. For details of his 
life at Casco Bay see Willis's "Portland," the Trelawny Papers, 
and York Deeds. The later years of his life and his family 
connections have been more or less unknown to those who have 
had occasion to allude to him in print. E. P. 


From the Bentley Papers* at Worcester. 


Medford, Oct. 9, 1 7 1 6. 

Honored Sir : — 

What with receiving the Gov' r f and other Hurries, I can 
scarce find time to write to you. I had a very good opportunity 
of learning the temper and disposition of our Gov 1 ", being two or 
three hours with him at Mr. Dudley's on the Day he came ashoar. 
I think he is a good humoured gentleman and I hope will make 
us happy if the factious among us don't make some dislike * * 
* * and by the little observation I have already made, I fare 
there is too much of such a disposition among us, and that his 
Excellency will be made uneasy by it. Your dutiful son and 
servant, A. Porter. 

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genealogy of the Cotton families. Most of the name come from 
two or three original settlers. The Rev. John Cotton settled in 
Boston in 1633; William Cotton in Portsmouth, N. H., before 
1650 ; and Leonard Cotton in Newburyport after 1700, moving 
to Virginia about 1739. Most of the Cottons in this country 
seem to have come from these three lines, though there are some 
others. Most of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Cottons 
descend from William of Portsmouth. 



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win Emery. Fall River: 190 1. 8vo., pp. 537. Price, $5. 

In 1895, Mr. Edwin Emery died, leaving the collections 
of many years relating to Sanford's history in unfinished form. 
His son, Mr. Wm. M. Emery undertook the task of completing 
the work and the present book is a fitting memorial to the 
father as well as to the generations of Sanford settlers who had 
preceded him. 

Sanford is thirty miles southwest of Portland and joins Ken- 
nebunk and Wells. It is a part of the grant to William Phil- 


lips which was excepted in the transfer of the Georges' interests 
to Massachusetts, in 1677. In 1676, Major William Phillips 
granted to nineteen persons, including his children and step-chil- 
dren, a township on the west side of Kennebunk River. Among 
the grantees were the Sanfords, from whom, in after years, the 
town took its name. It was not till 1720 that a survey was 
made of the lands, and it was some years later before settle- 
ments were made. As authorized by the Massachusetts govern- 
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it retained till its incorporation, as Sanford, in 1768. 

The author has treated his subject under appropriate headings, 
describing the civil, military, educational, ecclesiastical, business, 
and social life of the town. 

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statistics of Seymour, Conn., completing the town record to 
190 1, and giving various church records. Excellent indexes are 
features of Mr. Sharpe's publications. 

Gen. Israel Putnam and the Battle of Bunker Hill. 
By Alfred P. Putnam, D. D. Salem: 1901. 

The pamphlet of sixty-five closely printed pages is chiefly a 
reprint of letters originally published in the Danvers " Mirror.". 

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accorded to him by the participants almost without exception. 
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Record of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, in Sharon, 
Conn., 1821— 1879. Taken from the ancient land and church 
records, and other authentic sources. By Lawrence Van Alstyne. 

The compiler of these records has gleaned from the town 
records, and from the records of the first church in Sharon; he 
also has used a marriage record of Roswell Hopkins and of Rev. 
Mr. Knibloe, of Amenia, N. Y., which town adjoins Sharon, and 
which was a part of the Oblong and also of the territory known 
as Nine Partners. The " Great Nine Partners Patent " was 
granted in 1697 to Caleb Heathcote and others, and extended 
from what was then the Connecticut line, across Dutchess 
County, N. Y., to the Hudson River, covering very nearly what 
is now included in the towns of Clinton, Pleasant Valley, Wash- 
ington, Stanford, Amenia, and the south part of Northeast. The 
"Little Nine Partners" tract was north of the " Great Nine 
Partners' land, and corresponded nearly with the towns of 
Milan, Pine Plains, and the northwest part of Northeast, all in 
Dutchess County, N. Y. In 1 73 1, Connecticut ceded what 
was known as the " Oblong " to New York, thus adding a strip 
one and three quarters miles wide to the towns of Amenia and 
Northeast. Records in that particular portion of New York 
and New England have been the cause of much perplexity to 
searchers, and this book of Sharon and Amenia records will serve 
a good end, as heretofore the only printed source of information 
available has been the "Early History of Amenia," by Newton 
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in 1829. The predominant sects in the State, as would naturally 
arise from the migration prior to 1820, are the Presbyterians, 
Baptists, and Methodists, the two latter having obtained their 
hold at the time when the people, though generally of Presby- 
terian antecedents, had so long been without religious supervision 
and instruction as to render them especially susceptible to revival- 
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Lawrence Litchfield settled in Scituate before 1639, and died 
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died in September or October, 1685. Lawrence Litchfield had 
Experience, probably born at Barnstable about 1642, died unmar- 
ried, 1673; Remember, married Henry Luce, of Martha's Vine- 
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died unmarried; Josiah, born April 3 or 4, 1648, married Sarah 
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Vol. III. DECEMBER, 1902. No. 4. 


MAY \% 1699." 

[The first fifty-six pages in the volume are of records entered 

prior to Jan. j, 1699-1700.] 

[57] Commission to John Saffin, John Brown, Thomas 
Leonard, Nicholas Pock, Esqs., justices of the Inferior Court 
of Common Picas for the Co. of Bristol. [As per act of the 
General Court of 31 of May last.] Signed by Richard, Earl 
of Bellomont, captain general and commander in chief in and 
over the said Province. 24 July, 1699. Rec. 2 Jan'y, 1699- 
1700 by John Cary, recorder. 

[58] Uriah Leonard of Taunton, in consideration of £300 
N. E/ money, deeds to James Leonard, Jr., of Taunton my 
whole interest in the iron works called Whittington works in 
Taunton, y 2 part of the old hearth, and l /z part of the new 
hearth, with proportionate interest in tools etc., together with 
one new cole house built onto said land bv Uriah Leonard, 
together with J / 2 part of the iron mine bought by Jos. Leonard 
deceased at Eight Mile Pond and j^ part of iron mine bought 
by Benj. Leonard at same place; also his home lots in Taunton 
each of 30 A. bounded by the mill river and land of Joseph 





Greyes, part of said land sold by Goodman Haileston to Jas. 
Leonard, Sr., deed., part sold by Robert Thornton to Jas. Leon- 
ard,Sr.,decd., part sold by Thos. me, Uriah Leonard, 
with two dwelling houses, etc., also 40 A. bought of John Astin 
in Taunton by Daniel Fisher's, Jr., bounded by John Eddy, Jos. 
Willis, Thomas Harvey, Sr. ; also 14 A. on west side of Mr. 
Farwel's land bounded by Daniel Fisher, Jr. ; also 20 A. at 
Rumford near John Hodge's, Jr. Wife Elizabeth releases 
dower. 10 Apr., 1690. Memoranda. One half acre of land 
formerly sold to Benj. Leonard is excepted, also a smith shop 
at Whitton sold to Uriah Leonard. Said James Leonard, Jr., 
is to pay the widow of James Leonard, Sr. deed, six hundreds 
of iron per annum during her life. Witnessed by Stephen 
Merick, Benj. Leonard, Sam Danforth. Rec. 6 Jan., 1699- 1700. 

[60] Whereas Uriah Leonard and his sister in law Mary 
Willis formerly widow of said Uriah's brother Joseph, deed., 
now wife of Joseph Willis, Jr., of Taunton, did some years 
since hire £40 silver money of Mr. John Blake of Dorchester. 
The said Joseph and Mary Willis engage & pay the said 
Blake. They also quit claim to Uriah Leonard. 20 Dec, 1699. 
Wit. by Thomas Leonard, Eleazer Carver. 

[61] Jonathan Shaw, Jr., of Plymouth, for £42 N.E. money 
deeds to William Bassett of Sandwich in Barnstable Co. a mes- 
suage in Dartmouth, being all the ground formerly belonging 
to my uncle James Shaw late of Dartmouth deed., subject to 
life tenancy of Mary wife of John Jenne, formerly wife of said 
James Shaw. 17 Nov., 1699. Wit. by Jospeh Prat, Edmund 
Tilson. Rec. 9 Jan., 1699-1700. 

[62] James Leonard, Jr., of Taunton, bloomer and wife 
Hannah, for £28 N. E. money sell to Capt. Simon Davis of Bris- 
tol, marriner, 4 A. lot in Briston, bounded by land of William 
Stone, marriner, deed., now the land of said Davis, 6 Jan., 1699- 
1700. Wit. by George Leonard, Samuel Leonard. Rec. 10 
Jan., 1 699- 1 700. 








[63] William 'Manchester of Tiverton for £40 N. E. money 
sells to William Heffernan of Little Compton 120 A. in Tiver- 
ton bounded by land of Job Almye's children, east by Dart- 
mouth. 3 May, 1698. Wit. by Danl Eaton, Edw. Grey, Chris- 
topher Allen. Rec. 10 Jan., 1699-1700. 

[64] Peter Taylor of Newport, R. I. cordwainer, for £7-6., 
sells to Josiah Clauson of Little Compton, husbandman J^ part 
of a whole share in Little Compton lying east of Cole Brook 
line. 31 Dec, 1694. Wit. by John Coe, William Peabody, Jr. 
Rec. 10 Jan., 1699-1700. 

[65] Matthew Howard of Little Compton for £6 N. E. 
money sells to Josiah Clauson of Little Compton land there east 
of Cole Brook line, ^4 P ai *t of a share formerly belonging to 
Josiah Cooke of Eastham. 23 Nov., 1694." Wit. by William 
Peabodie, Sr. and Jr. Rec. 10 Jan., 1699-1700. 

[66] William Southworth of Little Compton, yeo., for £23 
N. E. money to Josiah Clauson, lot 19 [10 A.] among the ten 
acre lots at Coxet river, and J/2 meadow lot at Coxet river in 
Little Compton. 23 Dec, 1695. W r it. by John Irish, Robert 
Woodman. Rec 10 Jan., 1699-1700. 

[67] Hugh Cole of Swanzey, yeo., for £22 N. sells 
to Capt Natl Winslow of Marshfield, and his son Natl' Wins- 
low, late of Marshfield now of Shawomett within the constab- 
lerick of Swanzey, 5 A. on west side of Taunton Great River, 
near Labour in vaine, in Swanzey, which meadow was formerly 
Mr. Nathaniel Morton's of Plymouth deed., and lyeth between 
the lots laid out to John Wadsworth and Edward Williams. 
Wife Deborah releases dower. 10 Jan., 1699-1700. Wit. by 
John Cary, Jr., Abigaile Cary, John Cary. Ack. by Deborah 
Cole before Janes Cole and Nehemiah Bucklen. Rec 2 Feb., 
1 699- 1 700. 

[68] Nathan Hayman of Bristol, marriner, for £30 N. E. 
money sells to Nathaniel Byfield of Boston, Esq. 1-32 part of 
?. neck of land in Bristol called Poppasquash, 25 A. bounded 
on Byfield, land lately Joseph Ford, deed. Wife Priscilla re- 





leases dower. 18 Dec., 1699. Wit. by Samuel Gaskell, Eben- 
ezer Brenton. Rec. 12 Feb. 

[70] John Staple and Mary Staple his mother, for £15-10, 
sell to Stephen Merrick of Taunton 6 A. land easterly of' the 
meeting house and bounded on land formerly Jos. Wilbores. 
28 Mar. 1692-3. Wit. by Samuel and Sarah Pitts, Shadrach 
Wilbore, Sr. Rec. 22 Feb., 1699-1700. 

[71] William Ingraham of Bristol, cooper, and wife Elzb., 
for iioo N. E. money mortgage to Simon Davis of Bristol, 
marriner, house & 100 A. in Bristol, bounded by Joshuah Fin- 
ney, land formerly John Wilkins', now John Barnee. 23 Feb. 
1699-1700. Wit. by John Cary, Timothy Ingraham. Rec. 
23 Feb. 

[72] Jonathan Briggs of Taunton for lio sells to Peter 
Pitts, Sr., of Taunton one full share of land bought by inhab- 
itants of Taunton from Philip Sachem alias Pumeteecombe 
and Mr.Constant Southworth, treasurer of the Colony, bounded 
by Thos. Deane, Thomas Cogswell, James Walker, Sr., Thomas 
Leonard. Wife Experience joins. 7 Sept., 1682. Wit. by 
Shadrach Wilbore, Philip Pointing. Rec. 26 Feb., 1699-1700. 

[To be continued.'] 


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Chaises. Chairs. 

Boston '. , 170 83 

Roxbury 17 27 

Dorchester 9 26 

Milton 7 17 

Braintree 6 8 

Weymouth 1 5 

Dedham 1 - 14 

Hingham v 3 6 

Medfield 5 

Wrentham 30 

Brookline ■ 17 9 

Needham 1 1 

Stoughton 6 

Medway 3 

Bellingham 1 

Walpole 1 

232 242 


Cambridge 8 49 

Charlcstown 8 59 

Watertown "2 13 

Concord 13 

Newton 4 31 

Woburn 14 

Sudbury 2 8 

Marlborough 3 5 





Framingham . . . . 2 

Lexington .• 

Chelmsford 1 

Sherburne .......... 

Reading 4 

Maiden '. 1 


Medford :...*' 7 



Westford 1 

Waltham 1 










Salem 10 


Ipswich 1 

Newbury ^ 

Marblchead 15 

Lynn 1 


Beverly •. 1 

Rowley 2 



Gloucester 8 







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Bradford 3 

Wenham 3 

Manchester I 4 


Worcester 3 IO 

Lunertburgh 4 

Westborough 3 

Shrewsbury 6 


Plymouth 7 

Situate I II 

Duxbury 3 

MarshfielJ 2 7 

Bridgewater 8 

Rochester . i 

Plympton 4 

Kingston 7 

Abington I 

Halifax i 2 


York 6 

Kittery I 9 

Wells 7 


Barnstable - 12 

Sandwich 4 

Harwich 2 

Coaches : Boston 6. 

Chariots: Boston 7, Roxbury 2, Medford 1, Lincoln 1, Marble- 
head I. 
No collections were reported from the following counties : 
Dukes, Hampshire, Bristol, Nantucket. 



Coaches, 6 @ 10 shillings £3. 

Chariots, 11 @ 5 shilling's 2.15 

Chaises, 326 @ 3 shillings 48.18 

Chairs, 970 @ 2 shillings 92. 

Collecting 7. 6\6 









Copied by Byron N. Clark. 

John Hough, died May 22, 1861, aged 70. "Do right though 

the Heavens fall." 
Nancy M. Stickney, wife of John Hough, died Aug. 11, 1873, 

aged 83. 
Col. David Hough, died April 18, 183 1, aged yS. 
Abigail, wife of Col. David Hough, died Oct. 27, 1838, aged 85. 
Sally, daughter of Daniel and Lydia Hough, died Oct. 14, 1801, 

aged II, 
Daniel Hough, died Sept. 11, 1820, aged 62. 
Lydia, wife of Daniel Hough, died March 12, 1846, aged 85. 
Polly, consort of.Ammi Young, died Oct. 7, 1825, aged 25. 
Lydia, daughter of Osgood and Lydia True, died May 26, 

1827, aged 24. 
Fredy G., died Feb. 12, 1877, aged 5. Ester M., died June 
., 23, 1877, aged 1 year and 5 months. Children of G. S. 

and J. M. Gray. 
Benjamin Wood, died Jan. 19, 1870, aged 71. Lucy E., his 

wife, died May 24, 1839, aged 29. 
Charles A. Wood, died Oct. 28, 1839, aged 2. 
Lucy P. Wood, died Oct. 16, 1840, aged 5 weeks. 
Mary E. Wood, died Sept. 12, 1854, aged 1. 
Hannah, wife of Lemuel Hough, died March 2, 1798, aged 51. 
Katy, daughter of Capt. Sluman and Mrs. Katharine Lathrop, 

died Nov. 6, 1796, aged 2. 
Amos Avery, son of Capt. Sluman and Mrs. Katharine Lath- 
rop, died Nov. 20, 1798, aged 12. 
George White, son of George H. and Louise W. Lathrop, died 

May 8, 1822, aged 5 months and 20 days. 

* This list includes all inscriptions at the time of copying-, 1902, ex- 
cept those on a few broken stones. 

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Mahitable, wife of Ephraim Wood, died Feb. 27, 1837, aged 54- 

Ephraim Wood, died Dec. 5, 1836, aged 75. 

Martha, wife of Ephraim Wood, died March 7, 1S34, aged 67. 

Azel Hough, died March 11, 1849, a R e d $8. 

• 1 

Mrs. Polly, consort of Capt. Azel Hough, died July 4, 1800, 

aged 29. 
Clarissa, daughter of Capt. Azel and Polly Hough, died Jan. 

8, 1800, aged 6. 
Mary Egerton, daughter of C. and S. Hough, died June 12, 

1835, aged 3. 
John Ticknor, died May 28, 1836, aged 75. 
Mabel, wife of John Ticknor, died May 5, 1846, aged 81. 
Martha J., daughter of Erastus and Cynthia Ticknor, died 

March 21, 1846, aged 6 years and 5 months. 
Erastus Ticknor, died Jan. 22, 1851, aged 51. 
Cynthia, wife of Erastus Ticknor, died May 28, 1879, aged 76. 
Lucia A., daughter of Erastus and Cynthia Ticknor, died Oct. 

23, 1831, aged 6. 
Col. Elisha Ticknor, died June 18, 1822, aged 85. Martha, his 

wife, died June 1, 1823, aged 84. 
Maria, daughter of John and Mabel Ticknor, died Sept. 9, 1807. 
Deborah, wife of Lt. Elisha Ticknor, died July 19, 1804, aged 

Marcia, daughter of Elisha and Tryphena Kimball, died Nov. 

5, 1829, aged 5. 
Eliza D., daughter of Elisha and Tryphena Kimball, died Feb. 

19, 1831, aged 20. 
Tryphena, daughter of E. and T. Kimball, died Feb. 15, 1838, 

aged 19. 
Mary C, wife of Otis C. Freeman, and daughter of E. and T. 

Kimball, died Dec. 7, 1840, aged 32. 
Willis Kimball, died Aug. 13, 1843, a £ e d 83. Mercy, his wife, 

died Jan. 17, 1853, aged 91. 
Elisha Kimball, died April 3, 1873, aged 88. Tryphena, his 

wife, died July 17, 1872, aged 85. 



Amos Elmes, died June 29, 1871, aged 70. Eliza B., his wife, 
died Feb. 15, 1896, aged 90. 


Emma F., daughter of Amos and Eliza B. Elms, died June 8, 

1858, aged 18. 1 

Albert H., son of Amos and Eliza B. Elms, died March 8, 

1847, aged 22 months. 
Martha, daughter of John M'. and Elizabeth Cole, died Feb. 4, 

1826, aged 17. I 

John Gray, died April 13, 1826, aged 79. •#- 7 f Y 

William Gray, 1811-1897. 
Harriet, his wife, 1814-1892. 




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"The far greatest part of your petitioners employment at the 
said Ferry is the transporting and carrying over Soldiers and 
their horses for the public service (the other business being 
very inconsiderable) and your petitioner has receipts to shew 
from the several captains and commanders of companies, etc. 
for such service amounting to the sum of about eight pounds." 
18 Nov., 1704. Voted £4. — Archives 121, 121. 

Petition of Arthur Beae, one of the Ferrymen at York,, 

30 May, 1705. 

"Now in this time of war there are very few Passengers, in- 
deed almost none at all who travel that way, besides the soldiers 
employed in her Majesty's service, which by law are to be 
transported ferryage free * * * to the ferries in frontier 
places, and especially this at York * * * will please to con- 
sider the great hardship they lye under * * * being obliged to 
maintain a boat and give his attendance." Has sent accounts 
of service by Capts Bean and Gooch but has had no allowance. 
Allowed £5. — Archives 121, 123. 





By Col. G. G. Benedict, Burlington. 


One of the most accurate and comprehensive maps of the old 
fortress of Crown Point and its environs and outlying fortifica- 
tions, as they existed within ten years after their erection, ever 
prepared, is here reproduced. It was discovered by the late 
Benjamin Franklin Stevens, Esq., at a sale of American maps 
in London, and with characteristic thoughtfulness was secured 
bv him for the Historical Society of his native State. It 
measures three feet five inches by two feet five and a half 
inches. The environs of the fortress are drawn upon a scale 
of ten chains (220 yards) to an inch; and in one corner of the 
sheet is a chart of the fortress on a scale of 100 feet to an inch. 
It bears the following inscription : 

"An actual Survey of the Fortress of Crown Point and its 
environs, presented to Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor 


of New York, etc., by, Sir, Yr. Excellency's most humble and 

L it 
1 ft 


obedient servant, Adolphus Benzel, Lieut. Royals." 

The map bears no date. In a letter from Governor Moore 
to the Earl of Hillsborough, dated "New York, 16 Dec. 1768," 
printed in the New York Colonial Manuscripts, vol. vii, he 
advises the building of a town at Crown Point, and adds : "The 
plans now offered to your Lordship were drawn by Mr. Adol- 

191 •■ j 

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phus Benzel, who has been employed as an assistant engineer 
here during the last war, and no one is better able to give your 
Lordship an account of that part of the country ; for which 
reason I have desired that he would deliver them himself."' 
A note to this document states that Benzel was a son of Arch- 
bishop Benzel, of Upsal, Sweden ; that he came to America in 
1749, and that in January, 1757 he was "promoted to a first- 
lieutenantcy in the 2d battalion of the First Foot, or Royals, 
then serving in America." In 1770 he was appointed ''In- 
spector of His Majesty's woods and forests and unappropriated 
lands on Lake Champlain and in Canada." The map has upon 
it a redoubt, referred to on the margin as "Gage's Redoubt," 
and as Gen. Gage succeeded Amherst in command in August, 
1763, it is probable that it was made subsequent to that date, 
and previous to December, 1768. 

It is finely drawn with a pen, with the natural features of 
rock and woodland, etc., sketched in, and the whole tinted in 
several tints. It shows some fifteen miles of the lake shore 
on both sides of the lake. Bulwagga Bay is called "River 
Head Bay" and the lake is entitled "Lake Champlain or Iro- 
quois." The three outlying fortifications, entitled respectively 
the "Grenadier Redoubt," "Gage's Redoubt," and the "Light 
Infantry Redoubt," given on some other maps, appear on this,, 
and in addition there are three block-houses, one at the head 
of the bay and two on the lake shore south of the fortress. 
The enlarged plan of the fortress shows the four barracks, two 
of which have disappeared, and seven smaller structures inside 
the ramparts. The ramparts show embrasures for 108 guns. 
Profiles of the bomb-proofs within the ramparts, and enlarged 
plans of the redoubts, are given on the margin of the map. 
There are laid down upon it a "Public garden," "Provincials 
Encampment," storehouses, and a "Market place." Breast- 
works nearly a mile in extent appear on Chimney Point across 
the lake from Crown Point. Roads, creeks, elevations,, 
swamps, blufYs,and other natural features are all represented. . 



An endeavor has been made to compare this map with some 
of the more important published maps of Crown Point, and es- 
pecially with the "Plan of the new fort at Crown Point, built 
by Gen. Amherst,' ' published at Boston in 1762. But no copy 
of this is to be found in the public libraries of Boston, Cam- 
bridge,Albany,or Washington, or in several other large libra- 
ries. Of the maps in the valuable collection of maps of Crown 
Point in the Congressional Library at Washington, no one com- 
prises as many fortifications and features of interest as this 
manuscript map. It is thus a most important possession. It 
has been framed and hangs in the rooms of the Vermont His- 
torical Society in the State House at Montpelier. 






Copied from the Town Clerk's Records, by William T. 


^Indicates that the entry is out of regalar chronological order.'] 

Jacob Davis, Jr., Caty Taplin, Oct. 3, 1791. 

David Wing, Hannah Davis, Nov. 25, 1792. 

Clark Stevens, Huldah Foster, of Rochester, Mass., Dec. 30 

Barnabas Doty, Jr., Thankful Wing, Jan. 19, 1794. 
Larned Lamb, Caty W T est, June 30, 1794. 
Mark Nelson, Polly Allen, July 6, 1794. 
Major Parley Davis, Rebecca Peabody, Nov. 4, 1794. 
John Cutler, Betsey Hay ward, Dec. 3, 1794. 
James Taggart, Hannah Haskell, April 28, 1795. 
Capt. Isaac Putnam, Sally Wing, Oct. 25, 1795. 
Nathaniel Peck, Jenny Taggart, Nov. 5, 1795. 
Joseph Wing, Betsey Doty, Jan. 20, 1797. 
William Holmes, Peggy Cummins, April 6, 1797. 
Thomas McKnight, Siknce Cutler, July' 30, 1797. 
Judah Dodge, of Marshfield, Vt., Lucy Cutler, July 30, 1797. 
Charles McCloud, Sally Taylor, Dec. 7, 1797. 
Reuben Gray, Ruhannah Allen, Dec. 21, 1797. 
Paul Knap, Priscilla Edwards, Dec. 24, 1797. 
Lebbeus Egerton, of Randolph, Vt., Caty Doty, Jan. 16, 1798. 
Lemuel Stevens, of Barnard, Vt., Reliance Stevens, Feb. 11, 

Paul Holbrook, Lucy Snow, Feb. 25, 1798. 
/Thomas W r est, Jr., Polly Davis, March 25, 1798. 

*Thomas Vincent, of Plainfield, Vt., .Betsey Burges, Dec. 9, 

*Josiah Truman, Rebekah Young, July 15, 1798. 
Jeremiah Carleton, of Plainfield, Vt., Deborah Edwards, Dec 

5, 1798. 
Larned Lamb, Lydia Green, Jan. 1, 1799. 
Henry Larned, Lovey Hatch, Feb. 3, 1799. 


1 1 


John Phelps, Susanna Ellis, April 21, 1799. 

Hinkley Stevens, Priscilla Lumbard, Dec. 15, 1799. 

William Marsh, Hannah Nye, Feb. 25, 1800. 

John Gould, Jr., Betsy Davis, May 4, 1800. 

Eben Dodge, Jr., of Marshfield, Vt, Polly Parker, Aug. 24, 

Julius Meigs, Jr., of Essex, Vt., Betsey Wiggins, Oct. 19, 1800. 
Dennis Nye, Betsey Gray, Nov. 3, 1800. 
Charles Stevens, Hannah Lawrence, of Plainfield, Vt., Jan. 

4, 1801. 
Philip Sparrow, of Randolph, Vt., Deborah Doty, Jan. 5, 1801. 
Kalso Gray, Anna Willson, of Marshfield, Vt., Jan. 29, 1801. 
Moses Harriman, of Ulysses, N. Y., Olive Parker, Feb. 21, 

Isaac Gray, Betsey Stevens, Feb. 21, 1S01. 
Amasa Bancroft, Polly Daggett, March 16, 1801. 
Samuel Stone, Polly Wiggins, Nov. 5, 1801. 
Timothy Hubbard, Lucy Davis, Dec. 3, 1801. 
Sayles Hawley, Hannah Hubbard, Jan.-^io, 1802. 
Edward Kempton, Ruth Bishop, Jan. 29, 1802. 
Dr. Jacob P. Vargason, Anna Tuthill, Feb. io, 1802. 
Thomas Lull, Hannah Merritt, Feb. II, 1802. 
John Daggett, Loruhannah Nealy, April 3, 1802. 
Arthur Daggett, Jr., Azubah West, June 7, 1802. 
Isaac N. Bulkley, f>etsey Darling, July 11, 1802. 
Richard Pitts, Elizabeth Gould, Aug. 4, 1802. 
Nathan Doty, Polly Thompson, of Barre, Vt., Sept. 5, 1802. 
Amos Brown, of Williamstown, Vt., Anne Wakefield, Oct. 

24, 1802. 
Samuel Lawson, of Barre, Vt., Louise Perry, Dec. 19, 1802. 
Micah Hammett, Eunice Putnam, Jan. 6, 1803. 
Rufus Wakefield, Hannah Gilbert, Jan. 27, 1803. 
John Templeton, Jr., Lorana White, March 14, 1803. 
Matthew Nealy, Hannah Sabin, March 15, 1803. 
John Phelps, Polly Robinson, March 31, 1803. 


Dr. Edward Lamb, Polly Witherill, of Barre, Vt., April 10, 

Kns^ell Putnam, Nabby Blasdell, April 17, 1803. 

*John Howland, Cynthia Ainsworth, of Calais, Vt., Sept. 17, 

*Abiel French, of Brookfield, Vt., Avis Hammett, Sept. 14, 

James Peck, Nabby Jones, Oct. 17, 1803. 

David Nealy, Nancy Bancroft, Jan. 1, 1804. 

Thomas Andrews, Esther Beckwith, Jan. 3, 1804. 

Miles Washburn, of Plainfield, Vt., Polly McCloud, June 4, 

Stephen Daggett, Polly Doty, July 8, 1804. 

Daniel Saben, Charlotte Cooper, Sept. 9, 1804. 

*Moses Parmentcr, Sally Cutler, Oct. 17, 1804. 

*Gen. Benjamin Wait, of Waitsfield, Vt., Mrs. Mehitable Bur- 
dick, Oct. 14, 1804. 

John Davis, Jr., Remembrance Emerson, Oct. 18, 1804. 

Daniel Culver, Betsey Lyman, Nov. 2.7, 1804. 

* Joseph Gould, Polly Davis, Dec. 9, 1804. 

*Simon Cummins, Sally Konel, Dec. 1, 1804. 

Foster Pope, Naomi W heeler, Dec. 27, 1804. 

Cornelius Young, of Plainfield, Vt., Asenath Doty, Jan. 1, 1805. 

Eliphalet Cushman, Rachel Kempton, March 11, 1805. 

William Gray, RebekalAVest, April 28, 1805. 

Simeon Daggett, Sally Edwards, May 26, 1805. 

Libbeus Sherman, Joanna Nye, Nov. 4, 1805. 

Jonathan Eddy, Lydico Kingsley, Dec. 5, 1805. 

David Barton, Ann Alls, Dec. 5, 1805. - 

Andrew Allen, Eunice Minor, Jan. 3, 1806. 

Jacob Goldthwait, Polly Southwick, May 1, 1806. 

Asa Church, of Berlin, Vt., Lydia Lewis, May 22, 1806. 

George Worthington, Clarrissa Davis, Oct. 1, 1806. 

Josiah Freeman, Peggy Moore, Oct. 19, 1806. 

William Templeton, Jr., Polly White, Oct. 19, 1806. 







Benjamin Brown, of Stanstead, P. Q., Jerusha Hill, Oct. 23, 

William Lewis, of Middlesex, Vt., Hannah Hatch, of Middle- 
sex, Vt., Dec. 5, 1806. 

Elijah McKnight, Polly Allen, Dec. 25,-1806. 

James Southwick, Polly Lawson, of Barre, Vt., Dec. 30, 1806. 

Micah Flanders, of Newport, Vt., Dolly Goodenough, of Ber- 
lin, Vt., Feb. 26, 1807. 

Nathan Kelton, Lucy Manley, April 26, 1807. 

Elisha Gove, Jr., Abigail Ring, May 17, 1807. 

George Brown, Hannah Pine, June 7, 1807. 

David Cutler, Nabby Carryl, June 14, i8or 

David Gould, Polly Carry, July 5, 1807. | 

James Morse, Cynthia Briggs, July 30, 1807. 

Paul Holbrouk, Nancy Hammett, Aug. 16, 1807. 

John McGran Bennett, Patience Miner, Sept. 20, 1807. 

Nathaniel Preston, Anne Chamberlin, Sept. 2y, 1807. 

Avery Gilman, of Marshfield, Vt., Polly Little, Nov. 8, 1807. 

Simeon Gould, Anne Lewis, Dec. 3, 1807. 

Josiah Ailing, Polly Gray, Jan. 3, 1808. j 

Charles Nelson, Sina Davis, Jan. 17, 1808. 

Samuel Hilliard, Loris Slade, March 25, 1808. 

Theophilus Lumbard, Nancy Prouty, Aug. 4, 1808. 

Johr Eddy, of Calais, Vt, Relief Merritt, Oct. 9, 1808. 

David Warner Bennett, Relief Sprague, Oct. 26, 1808. 

James Arbuckle, Zipporah Cutler, Oct. 27, 1808. 

Stephen Davis, Betsey Fuller, of Calais, Vt., Nov. 8, 1808. 

Solomon Dodge, Jr., Rebecca Hammond, Nov. 16, 1808. 

Archibald Kidd, Loiza Baldwin, Dec. 8, 1808. 

Silas Jones, Nabby Forbes, Dec. 8, 1808. 

Daniel Fisk, Sally Comstock, of Middlesex, Vt., Jan. 22, 1809. 

David Gray, Drusilla Le Barron, Feb. 26, 1809. 

Joseph Burneau, Polly Dodge, March 26, 1809. 

Samuel Meeds, Margaret Hines, April 6, 1809. 

Royal Lumbard, Marian Doty, April 16, 1809. 




% Jfe? 




David Bates, Orpah Washburn, April 30, 1809. 

Joseph Wiggins, Lucy Gaylord, of Berlin, Vt., Nov. 12, 1809. 

Nauru Kelton, Fanny Vincent, Dec. 7, 1809. 

Alexander Rallston, of Bethel, Vt, Maryan Hosmer, Jan. 2, 

Joshua Y. Vail, Mary Tuthill, Jan. 27, 1810. 
William Burgess, Esther Williams, Jan. 28, 1810. 
Isaac Grant, Esther Howard, March 6, 1810. 
Stephen Manwell, of Richmond, Vt., Dulcenia Vincent, March 

8, 1810. I 

John Cate, Patience Gove, July 1, 1810. 
John B. Kelton, of Calais, Vt., Sally Ames, July 5, 1810. 
Barnard Kelton, of Calais, Vt., Cynthia Saunders, Sept. 2,1810. 
Benjamin Willey, Hannah Hill, Nov. 25, 1810. 
Sylvester Larabe, Clarri^sa Griswold, Dec. 16, 1810. 
Roger Hubbard, Fanny Burbank, Jan. 1, 181 1. 
Levi McKeen Templeton, Lucy White, Feb. 10, 181 1. 
Oziras Atherton, of Waterbury, Vt., Lydia Persons, Feb. 

17, 1811. 
Ezekiel P. Walton, Prusia Persons, April 28, 181 1. 
Ona Kelton, of Calais, Vt., Betsey Boyden, June 30, 181 1. 
Thomas Dodge, Jr., Relief Sprague, July 7, 181 1. 
James Dodge, Eunice Carpenter, July 21, 181 1. 
James McKnight, Rebecca Allen, July 28, 181 1. 
Joseph Willson, Polly Newman, Aug. 22, 181 1. 
William Bushie, Rebecca Hill, Nov. 29, 181 1. 
Moses Mclntire, Polly McAllister, Dec. 29, 181 1. 

Aaron Griswold, Ann Dunphey, Jan. 9, 1812. J 

Timothy Merrill, Clara Fassett, of Cambridge, Vt., Jan. 13, 

Samuel French, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., Hnldah Haskell, of 

Calais, Vt., Jan. 27, 1812. 
Rufus Mclntier, Lois Blackmer, Feb. 6, 181 2. 
Jacob Kimball, Eliza Purket, March 19, 181 2. 
James Gould, Clarrissa Culver, June 6, 1812. 




Derick Sibley, Nabby Wrisley, of Marshfield, Vt, June 9, 1812. 

Daniel Wood, Prudy Hancock, June 22, 181 2. 

Cyrus Carrier, Sally Nelson, July 28, 1812. 

George Rich, Mary J. Hildreth, Feb. 2, 1813. 

Abel De Wolf, Hannah I. C. Manley, March 26, 1813. 

Hezekiah Clay, of Lincoln, Vt., Lydia Gove, Oct. 13, 1813. 

Eleazer S. Smith, Irene Doty, Dec. 2, 1813. 

Otis Standish, Sally Blasdell, Dec. 6, 1813. 

Oliver Merritt, Sally Gray, Dec. 12, 1813. 

Rowland Edwards, Nancy Calwell, of Marshfield, Vt., Jan. 

6, 1814. 
John Spaulding, Sally Collins, Jan. 9, 1814. 
Azro Loomis, Susan Burbank, June 29, 1814. 
Daniel Linsey, Roxa Bates, Oct. 16, 18 14. 
Mark Goss, Mehitable Crosby, Nov. 3, 1814. 
Joseph Bigelow, Eunice Doty, Dec. 21, 1814. 
Abner Doty, Betsey Putnam, Feb. 1, 181 5. 
Phineas Parsons, Abigail Hill, March 14, 181 5. 
John P. Davis, Polly Short, April 30, 181 5. 
j^evi Parsons, of Warren, Vt., Charlotte Parsons, July 27, 181 5. 
Nathaniel B. Chapman, of Chelsea, Vt., Elizabeth. Campbell, 

Oct. 9, 1815. 
Ebenezer Conant, of Plainfield, Vt., Lucinda Ormsbee, Dec. 

3> 1815. 
Elnathan Hathaway, Esther Bassett, Feb. 2, 1816. 
Elisha Seabury, of Roxbury, Vt., Patty Doty, March 10, 1816. 
Christopher C. Wing, Nancy Wheeler, March 28, 1816. 
Isaac Vincent, Sally Boyden, June 20, 1816. 
Hubbard Garnsey, of Calais, Vt., Lucy Radway, June 23, 1816. 
Nathan Cutler, Prudence Culver, July 21, 1816. 
Isaac Eaton, Phebe Chandler, Oct. 10, 1816. 
Joseph M. Stoddard, Hannah T. Dodge, Dec. 1, 1816. 
Ebenezer F. Willard, of Barre, Vt., Louisa Clark, Dec. 5, 1816. 
Austin Arms, Sally Davis, Dec. 25, 1816. 
Daniel Russell, of Barre, Vt., Temperance Gallison, Jan. 1, 



Nathaniel C. King, Fanny Davis, Jan. 22, 181 7. 

Salvin Collins, Lucy Clark, March 6, 181 7. 

John Droun, Lovisa Bill, April 6, 1817. I 

Andrew Dodge, Jr., Rhoda Gray, Sept. 21, 181 7. I, 

EH Tucker, Deborah Wheelock, Dec. 2J, 181 7. 

Abel Coleman, Lucinda Church, Jan. 25, 1818. 

Henry Fay, 2d, of Richmond, Vt., Catharine W. Vincent. 

Feb. 19, 1818. % 

Samuel Upham, Jr., Sally Heath, April 19, 1818. 
Jonah Cutting, Parmelia Stone, May 25, 1818. 
Levi Smith, Orcelia West, Aug. 23, 1818. 
Darius Slayton, of Calais, Vt., Charlotte Hawes, Sept. 6, 1818. 
Winthrop Dodge, Lusebe Dodge, Sept. 2j, 181 8. 
Shubael Wheeler, Elsey Davis, Oct. 5, 1818. 
Ichabod Church, Mrs. Betsey Pitts, Nov. 26, 1818. 
Jonathan Shepherd, of Berlin, Vt., Sally Hutchins, Dec. 3, 1818. 
Pliny Curtis, of Calais, Vt., Relief Boyden, Dec. 17, 1818. 
Ebenezer Merritt, Hannah Batchelder, Aug. 23, 1819. 
Joseph Wiggins, Abigail Walton, Oct. 10, 1819. 
Mason Johnson, Hannah Nelson, Oct. 18, 1819. 
Earl Catc, Christiana Nash, Nov. 7, 1819. 
George Garner, Hopy Gould, Dec. 2, 1819. 
Samuel Carr, Olive Hatch, Dec. 14, 1819. 
Hezekiah Pitkin, of Marshfield, Vt., Mary Bassett, Dec. 19, 

Merrill Williams, of Littleton, N. H., Lauretta West, Jan. 4, 

Lyman Sloan, Clara Hill, Jan. 30, 1820. 
Nicholas Bennett, Clarrissa Cutler, Feb. 3, 1820. 
Elisha Tabor, Jr., Laura Cutler, Feb. 24, 1820. 
William Billings, Abigail West, Feb. 29, 1820. 
Algernon Sydney Wing, Mary Brooks, March 16, 1820. 
James Templeton, Adeline W. Vincent, March 19, 1820. 
Freeman Taber, Mary W. Brooks, March 21, 1820. 
Hezekiah Mill, of Worcester, Vt., Susan Brown, of Worcester, 

Vt., March 23, 1820. 



Samuel Templeton, Sophia Taber, March 26, 1820. 

Junius B. Davis, Sarah S. Holbrook, March 26, 1820. 

.Stephen C. Jacobs, Harriet Eddy, April 2, 1820. 

Chester Hubbard, Juliette G. Jewett, Aug. 24, 1820. 

Aaron Crosby, of Cambridge, N. Y., Ellen Dunphy, Sept. 3, 

1820. • 
Silas Ketchum, of Barre, Vt., Cynthia Doty, Jan. 2, 1821. 
Samuel Osborn, Dulcena Pope, Feb. 24, 182 1. 
Lyman Rublee, Bathsheba Burbank, March 1, 1821. 
Isaac Russell, of Berlin, Vt., Orinda Putnam, June 17, 1821. 
Shubael P. Short, Betsey Dix, Nov. 1, 1821. 
Cyrus Wheeler, Caroline A. Wing, Nov. 28, 1821. 
William Farwell, of Barre, Vt., Rebecca Davis, Dec. 2,- 1821. 
Norman Rublee, Sophronia Wilder, Feb. 5, 1822. 
Samuel Jacobs, Mira Eddy, March 10, 1822. 
Stephen Martin, of Calais, Vt., Polly Nelson, May 19, 1822. 
Calvin Hubbard, Dorcas Pingree, June 9, 1822. 
Mahlon Cottrill, Catharine S. Couch, Sept. 8, 1822. 
Otis Townshend, Nancy Carpenter, Sept. 8, 1822. 
Nathaniel C. Batchelder, Flavilla Shepherd, Sept. 26, 1822. 
Barnabas H. Snow, Lucy Bancroft, Oct. 20, 1822. 
David Wright, of Newport, N. H., Lucinda Washburn, Oct. 

23, 1822. 
Alvin McKnight, Harriet Holmes, Oct. 24, 1822. 
Jonathan Dudley, Eliza Ann Reed, Oct. 13, 1822. 
Asa Alden, of Calais, Vt., Avis Hammett Snow, Oct. 29, 1822. 
Goodyear Bassett, Tamar Cutler, Nov. 14, 1822. 
John Gray, Jr., Sally McKnight, Nov. 24, 1822. 
Eleazer Goold, Mary Williard, Nov. 28, 1822. 
James Crouch, Sally Clark, Dec. 5, 1822. 
Joseph H. Gregg, of Dearing, N. PL, Betsey Patterson, Dec. 

19, 1822. 
Truman Pitkin, of Marshfield, Vt., Rebecca Davis, Dec. 31, 

Stukeley Angel, Harriet L. Tuthill, Jan. 1, 1823. 
David Perry, Betsey Doty, 2d, Jan. 5, 1823. 
Eben Eastman, Roxa ShurtlifT, Jan. 30, 1823. 


Andrew Dodge, Jr., Artemissco B. Carlton, Feb. 24, 1823. 

Samuel Rich, Jr., Dolly Davis, March 9, 1823. 

Larned Coburn, of Cabot, Vt., Lovisa Allen, Oct. 5, 1823. 

Charles Clark, of Calais, Vt., Clarrissa Boy den, Oct. 7, 1823. 

Paul Hathaway, Clarrissa Hamblin, Nov. 2, 1823. 

Thomas Tufts, of Maiden, Mass., Martha Day, Nov. 19, 1823. 

James Wilson, of Keene, N. H., Mary Richardson, Nov. 28, 

Linus Richards, of Barre, Vt., Maria Tuthill, Nov. 30, 1823. 
Salvin K. Collins, Adaline Clark, Dec. 4, 1823. 
Isaac Cate, Clarissa McKnight, Dec. 5, 1823. 
Samuel Southich, Priscilla Stoddard, Dec. 10, 1823. 
Ira Cummins, Caroline Putnam, Dec. 14, 1823. 
Nathan Skinner, Narcissa Nash, Dec. 23, 1823. 
A. D. H. Cadwell, Polly Hutchins, Dec. 25, 1823. 
Edmund Doty, Betsey Burgess, Dec. 25, 1823. 
Alfred Pitkin, Orpah Washburn, Jan. 26, 1824. 
Joseph D. Farnsworth, of Fairfield, Vt., Nancy T. Richardson, 

Feb. 23, 1824. 
John Moseley, Peggy Hall, March 12, 1824. 
John Wheelock, of Hinesburgh, Vt., Laura Washburn, April 

13, 1824. 
*Isaac TempletonJ Sukey Davis, June 20, 1824. 
^Jonathan Bassctt, Rachel Hewett, June 2, 1824. 
Zebina K. Pangborn, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., Maria Walton, 

Aug. 26, 1824. 
Moses Bean, of Berlin, Vt., Polly Standish, Sept. 9, 1824. 
Heman Powers, of Williston, Vt., Isabelle Nash, Oct. 3, 1824. 
Isaac Putnam, Sally Daggett, Oct. 10, 1824. 
Zebulon Nasmith, Fanny Mellen, Nov. 28, 1824. 
John I. Williard, of Barre, Vt., Lucy P. Clark, Dec. 2, 1824. 
Horatio N. Baylies, Rebecca W. Barnard, Dec. 20, 1824. 
Rufus Campbell, Roxanna Huntington, Dec. 20, 1824. 
Asa Gaylord, Elenor C. Barker, Dec. 28, 1824. 
Daniel Hewett, Betsey Edwards, Feb. 3, 1825. 
James Bennett, Phebe Eaton, June 5, 1825. 

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Jasper Hyde, of Stafford, Conn., Sophia Warner, Aug. 27, 

John C. Wolf, of Fort Covington, N. Y., Clarrissa B. Sim- 
mons, Sept 1, 1825. 

Hezekiah H. Reed, Martha P. Barnard, Sept. 21, 1825. 

Naum Peck, Lucinda Wheeler, Oct. 3, 1825. 

George C. Cahoon, of Danville, Vt., Mary R. Baylies, Oct. 27, 

Jeremiah Bayley, of Berlin, Vt., Laura Washburn, Nov. 13, 

Charles M. Huntington, Sally Brown, Nov. 22, 1825. 

Eleazer Mead, of Hinesburgh, Vt., Hansey Nye, Nov. 22, 1825. 

John Hilton, of Middlesex, Vt., Mehitable Hatch, Nov. 30, 

William F. Hutchinson, of Worcester, Vt., Anna W. Gould, 
Dec. 21, 1825. 

William Steward, Relief W. Gould, Dec. 21, 1825. 

Caleb Onnsbee, Sarah Dodge, Jan. 29, 1826. 

Timothy Stevens, Laura Wheeler, March 2S, 1826. 

Samuel Havnes, of Greensboro, Vt., Roxanna Patterson, April 
2, 1826. 

Stephen Pitkin, Hannah C. Davis, May 31, 1826. 

Sylvester Bradley, of Williston, Vt., Lydia Hewett, June 7, 

Samuel Edwards, Dulcena McKnight, June 25, 1826. 

Luther W r arren, of Middlesex, Vt., Caroline Taylor, Oct. 9, 

Isaac Le Barron, Jr., Judith Moses, of Calais, Vt., Oct. 16,1826. 

Charles Kinney, of Norwich, Conn., Ruth Dewey, of Royal- 
ton, Vt., Nov. 11, 1826. 

Horace Snow, Lucy H. Tabor, Nov. 12, 1826. 

John L. Buck, of Northfield, Vt., Mary Ann Hildreth, Nov. 
29, 1826. 

Lester Lumbard, Sally Jennings, Dec. 7, 1826. 

Moses Cilley, Lydia Dunham, Dec. 7, 1826. 

Thomas Reed, Jr., Mary Bowlund, Dec. 14, 1826. 


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Putnam McKnight, Margaret Holmes, Jan. i, 1827. 

Arthur Daggett, 3d, Nancy Farwell, of Barre, Vt., Jan. 7, 1827. 

Ira Chamberlin, of Danville, Vt., Catharine Freeman, Jan. 28, 

1827. ® 

Hpapro Ransom, of Townshend, Vt., Almira Cadwell, Feb. 

21, 1827. 
Simeon Sankee, Nancy Freeman, March 8, 1827. 
David Gray, 2d, Mary Willson, of Marshfield, Vt., March 18, 

•Samuel Jacobs, of Berlin, Vt., Melinda Garnsey, May 20, 1827. 
Luther Cross, Polly M. Day, of Woodstock, Vt., May 30, 1827. 
Oren Cummins, Betsey Wheeler, May 31, 1827. 
David Rue, Harriet Little, of Woodstock, Vt., July 1, 1827. 
Enos Farwell, of Barre, Vt., Catharine Davis, July 1, 1827. 
Horace Bruce, Dulcena Cutler, Aug. 5, 1827. 
William C. Griffith, of Duxbury, Vt., Permitte Bruce, Aug. 5, 

Richard Colby, of Middlesex, Vt., Mary Ann Putnam, Aug. 

19, 1827. 
Charles Dudley, Sukey Rich, Sept. 2, 1827. 
Hiram Thompson, Lovinia Dix, Sept. 9, 1827. 
Constant Storrs, Maria Cadwell, Sept. 10, 1827. 
Benjamin Brown, Huldah Garnsey, Oct. 7, 1827. 
Royal Wheeler, Lucy Davis, Oct. 31, 1827. 
Orlando F. Lewis, Cecilia B. Nash, Nov. 21, 1827. 
Ira M. Allen, of Salem, Mass., Eliza Crosby, Nov. 21, 1827. 
William E. Brvant, Clarrissa P. Barnett, Nov. 29, 1827. 
Samuel Lumbard, Almira Taber, Dec. 9, 1827. 
Ezra Bancroft, of Plainfield, Vt., Sarah P. Clarke, Dec. 24, 

Ezra Wait, Emily Hildreth, Dec. 31, 1827. 
John Folsom, of Tunbridge, Vt., Clarrissa Peck, March 11, 

George W. Jacobs, Orrilla Ellis, March 30, 1828. 
Cyrus Wheeler, Almira Goodenough, April 6, 1828. 
Nathan Ellis, Mary Dana Parker, April 27, 1828. 

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Nathaniel W. Perry, of Fairfax, Vt., Clarrissa Collins, May 6, 

Henry Nutt, Asenath Wheeler, May 28, 1828. 
Lovel Greenleaf, Anna Lyman, June 9, 1828. 
J. P. Miller, of Randolph, Vt., Sarah Arms, June 26, 1828. 
Elias Hall, of Middlebury, Vt., Rebecca (Dewey) Flagg, of 

Berlin, Vt., July 11, 1828. 
Howard Slade, Sally G. Barton, July 20, 1828. 
Matthew B. Hassett, Bridget M. Wire, Aug. 10, 1828. 
George W. Hildreth, of Lockport, N. Y., Paulina N. Baldwin, 

Oct. 3, 1828. 
Joel Bassett, Flavia Barber, of Windsor, Vt., Oct. 16, 1828. 
Alden Palmer, Eliza Le Barron, Dec. 17, 1828. 
Thomas McKnight, of Calais, Vt., Ardelia McKnight, Dec. 21, 

John O'Brien, Margaret McClure, Dec. 29, 1828. 
Dudley B. Culver, of Middlesex, Vt., Phebe Gallison, Jan. 

4, 1829. 
Howard Minott, Lucy Freeman, Jan. 6, 1829. 
Horatio N. Taplin, Caroline C. Walton, Jan. 19, 1829. 
Charles Sibley, Maria Smith, Feb. 10, 1829. 
Lemuel W. Weeks, of Ticonderoga, N. Y., Mary Sands, Feb. 

10, 1829. 
Daniel W. Putnam, of Morristown, Vt., Rebecca Caldwell, 

Feb. 17, 1829. 
Naum Templeton, Alithen Macomber, March 11, 1829. 
Andrew B. Wright, of Middlesex, Vt., Calista Slade, April 

9, 1829. 
Thomas Percival, Lydia S. Spear, May 3, 1829. 
Elisha Lee, of Newhaven, Conn., Lucy D. Lee, of Hartford, 

Conn., May 10, 1829. 
Zenas W'ood, Eliza P. Kimball, Aug. 1, 1829. 
Henry Richardson, Ann Mariah Mann, Aug. 19, 1829. 
John Pratt, I. Dulcena Nelson, Nov. 16, 1829. 
Sanford M. Baker, of Mt. Holly, Vt., Lydia A. Hill, Dec. 3, 


Eben B. Stoddard, of Elmore, Vt., Rlioda Hill, Dec. 3, 1829. 

[The continuation of tJiis record will be found in the Ver- 
mont Antiquarian.] 




The First Congregational Society in Burlington, Vermont, 
was organized in 1810. 

With the exception of the following death records, the 
records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths of the first minister, 
Rev. Samuel Clark, are lost. 

Rev. George Goldthwait Ingersoll, Mr. Clark's successor, 
seems to have copied the existing record from an older record 
kept by him, as under date of 1827 he mentions his "first 
record" (see under Poster). The total number of baptisms 
performed by Mr. Ingersoll was one hundred and fifty, as fol- 
lows : 1822, 7; 1823,4; 1824, 11; 1825, 21; 1826, 12; 1827, 8; 
1829, 10; 1830, 8; 1831,6; 1834, 22; 1835, 3; 1836, 6; 1837, 9; 
1838, 6; 1839, 2; 1840, 1 ; 1841, 2; 1842, 12; 1843, 6; 1844, 1. 
The lack of entries in 1832 and 1833 is commented upon by Mr, 
ingersoll as follows : "The above deficiency was caused in great 
part by my' own sickness, which prevented the discharge of my 
usual ministerial duties, rendering it necessary that I should be 
absent on a journey, and afterwards on a voyage to Cuba, and 
not resuming those duties until the middle of August, 1833." 
This voyage to Cuba was caused by an "attack of bleeding of 
the lungs." He left Burlington, 1 November, 1832. In 1843 
he notes : "Having resigned the charge of my pulpit, I was ab- 
sent from town the remainder of the year," i. e., from the latter 
part of October. Again, "On the last day of March, 1844, the 
end of my ministerial term, the pastoral relations between the 
First Congregational Society and myself ceased, my ill health 
compelling me to ask a dismission, which was granted." 

The baptismal records from 1845 to May, 1849, are in one 
hand. Among these latter records we note, "Sept. 15, 1850, 
at Montreal, C. E., Reginald Amerhst, son of Daniel andEliza- 
beth Fowler, was baptised by me. He was five years old and 
resided at Amerhst Island, C. W." The baptismal records in 
the first volume continue through 1859. 




1822, I Dec, Maria Adams, Harriet P. Ingersoll, James H. 

1823, 2 Feb., Lucia L. Pomeroy. 

1824, 6 June, Sophia Russel Piatt; 3 Oct., Mary Gould 

1826, 5 Feb., Lucy Conolly, Harriet Reed ; 4 June, Ruth 
ShirtlifT Nye; 6 Aug., Louisa Deming, Mary Eliza Russell. 

1829, 7 June, Harriet Haswell, Jane Maria Has well. 

1834, 31 Jan., Betsey Corbin, Maria Loomis, Ellen Douglas 
Loomis ; 4 April, Stephen Russell, Davis Smith Russell, Sophia 
Herrick, Richard Fitzgerald, Mary Peck ; 2 Aug., Nancy Col- 
lins ; 5 Oct., Harriette Baldwin. Haswell, Harriet Heilaman 

1836, 1 April, Clarissa Hollister. 

1838, 2 June, Maria Bradley, Lucia Maria Peck. 

1840, 5 June, Abigail Dean. 

1 84 1, 20 April, George Moore. 

1842, 6 Feb., Sarah Carpenter, Hannah Howard, Hannah 
Louisa Howard, George Raleigh Vail. 

1845, Dorothy Vaughan and Amelia Sophia Mitchell. 


Adams, Helen, Frederick, John Sullivan, if Charles and 
Maria, 1 Dec, 1822; Martha Ingersoll, of Charles and Mary 
Ingersoll, 10 Oct., 1830. 

Brookes, Mary Loomis, of Alfred and Ellen Loomis, 10 July, 


Bradley, Harriet Loomis and George Henry, of Harry and 
Maria, 2 June, 1838. 

Brewster, Lucia Loomis, of Frederick and Phebe, 13 June, 
1824; Harriet Augusta, of do., 23 July, 1826. 

Barlow, Frances Deming, of Sydney and Harriet R., 27 Dec, 
1829; Ellen Loomis, of do., 11 Sept., 1831; Harriet Reed, of 
do., 30 May, 1834; Edward, of Sydney and Mary, 6 Feb., 1842. 





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Burnett, William Frederick, of Harvey and Charlotte, June, 
1830; Edwin Adams, of do., 11 Sept., 1831. 

Campbell, Robert, of Andrew, 15 Aug., 1825; Robert James 

Calvin, child of , 29 July, 1826 ; John, child of, , 

3 Aug., 1827. 

Comings, Eliza, of John, Jan., 1827. 

Corbin, Louisa Cornelia and Mary Mehitable, of Mrs. Betsey, 
18 March, 1838. 

Clark, Lewis Olmstead, son of Calvin and Susanna, 4 years, 
lying at point of death, 16 Sept., 1846. 

Foote, Sarah, of Alvan and Priscilla, 1 Sept., 1822; Sarah, 
of do., 11 July, 1824; Meriel Rice, of do., 12 Mar., 1826. 

Foster, George Bartlett, of John S. and Theoda W., 12 Nov., 
1827. (Mr. Ingersoll notes that there is some doubt whether 
this baptism, the last under 1827, does not belong under 1828, 
"as on my first record the date is lost.") 

Foster, Redford Webster, of John S. and Theoda W., 10 Oct., 

Harrington, George Young and his children, William Chase 
and Edward Vernon, 18 Aug., 1826. 

Haswell, Oliver Plympton, Julia Ann, Nathan Baldwin, 
Catherine Caroline, and Cornelia (twins), of Nathan B. and 
Harriet, 7 June, 1829. 

Ingersoll, Allen Parkhurst, of George G. and Harriet P., 4 
Jan., 1824; Harriet Goldthwait, of do., 29 Apr., 1825; Caroline 
Haskell, of do., 27 May, 1827; George Parkhurst, of do., 15 i 

May, 1831. 

Knights, Thomas, child of , 25 Sept., 1825. 

King, Cornelia Hollister, 1 Apr., 1836. 

Hand, Sarah Ann Cubley, of John and Ann, Feb., 1830; Ed- 
win Cubley, of Henry Hand and Sarah Cubley, Feb., 1830. 

Higbee, Charles Philip, 3 April, 1842. 

Loomis, Edwin Chipman and Serotia, his wife, and their 
child, Pomeroy, 10 July, 1837; Geo. Ingersoll, of Ed. C. and Se- 
rotia, 6 Feb., 1842; Horace Luther, of do., 8 May, 1846; Wil- 
liam, of Henry and Julia, 8 May, 1846. 


Lyman, Sarah Fay, 2 April, 1843. 

McGary, William, child of , 8 July, 1827; Sarah, 

child of , Aug., 1830. 

Mulliken, James, child of , 2 Aug., 1827. 

Myers, Benjamin Coleby and Christian Cornelius, of Chris- 
tian and Nancy Myers, 10 July, 1831. 

Moore, Charles Taylor, Jacob Williams, Samuel Clark, Gran- 
ville Sanger, children of George and Olive, 30 May, 1834; 
Ellen Eliza, of George and Olive, 20 Apr., 1821. 

Millar, Ann Louisa, of Andrew and Harriet, 16 July, 1837. 

Mitchel, Charles Horatio, Eliza Amelia, children of 

and A. S., 23 Nov., 1845 ; Cornelia Gifford, of and 

A. S., 1847. 

Liddle, Mary Ann, of Thomas and Hannah, 2 Feb., 1823. 

McGary, Ann Jane, child of , 12 Dec, 1824; John, 

child of , 28 June, 1826. 

Moore, George Henry, Horace Loomis, Mafy Barnard, James 
Byars. Lucia Pomeroy, of George and Olive, 20 Feb., 1825. 

Patterson, John, child of , 12 Nov., 1827. 

Peck, Edward Williams, of John and Almira, 2S Sept., 1823 ; 
Helen Maria Gates, of do., 25 Sept., 1825; Charles Loomis, of 
John H. and (Alary Loomis), 31 May, 1835. 

Pierce, Ellen Mary, John Chamberlain, Frances Adeline, of 
Hiram and Mary R., 16 July, 1837. 

Piatt, James H., 1 Dec, 1822; Sophia Russell, 6 June, 1824; 
Henry Russel, of James H. and Sophia Russel, 18 Aug., 1825 ; 
Edward Russel, of do., 2j May, 1827; Mary Ann, of do., 7 
June, 1829; George Sharp, of do., 13 Apr., 1834; James Henry, 
of do., 17 Aug., 1836; George Ingersoll, of do., 16 Dec, 1838; 
Ellen Sophia, of do., 13 Jan., 1842. 

Root, William Haswell, of William H. and Jane M., 30 
May, 1834. 

Russell, Stephen and Maria, of Stephen and Mary, 13 Apr., 
1834; Mary Pomeroy, of D. S. and Mary E., 13 Apr., 1834; 
Caroline Lelann and Charles Powers, of D. S. and Mary P., 2 
June, 1837; Sarah Maria, of Davis S. and Mary P., 4 Oct., 






3839; William Powers, of Davis S. and Mary Russell, 13 Jan. 

Rancie, Juliette, child of , Aug., 1823. • 

Reed, Mary, Eliza, Olive Sanger, Charles, Henrietta, of 
Samuel and Patty, 18 Apr., 1824; Samuel Henry, of Samuel 
and Patty, 15 May, 1831. 

Simpson, Walter, of Daniel, 3 Jan., 1830; Mary Ann, of do., 
30 May, 1834; Martha Brown and Jeanette, of Daniel, 9 Oct., 
1836; George, of Daniel, 4 Oct., 1839. 

Stetson, John and Irene Freeman, of John and Irene, 12 
Sept., 1830; Caroline Mills, of John and Irene, 30 May, 1830; . 
George Ingersoll, of do., 1 April, 1836. 

Stone, Sarah Frances and Henrietta, of Nahum and Caroline, 
26 Dec, 1835. 

Weston, William and wife, Sarah Maria, and their Ellen 
Maria, 1 Oct., 1842. 

Vilas, William Ransom, his wife Mary, and their children, 
Martin Flint and Caroline, and Lucy Medora Tinker, his niece. 

Tinker, see Vilas. 

Russell, George Sharp, of D. S., 19 Jan., 1844; George Van- 
Nys, of Davis S. and Mary P., 17 Dec, 1845. 


Mr. Ingersoll regularly reported his marriages to the Town 
Clerk. . 

1822, 6 July, Peter Schandonette, Orpha Olmsted. 

1823, 23 Oct., James Henry Piatt, Sophia Russell. 

1824, 27 Jan., Hiram Pierce, of Hammond, N. Y., Martha 
Ann Russell. 

1824, 7 Aug., Edward Vernon Sparhawk, of Montreal, Julia 
Brush Lyman. 

1825, 29 June, Robert Drew Goddard, Hannah Liddle. 
1825, 8 Aug., John Allair Jocko, Sophia Pero. 

1825, 7 Sept., John Bell, Mary Ann Doney. 

1826, 5 Feb., Luther Moore, Sophia Morton, at Williston. 
1826, 12 Feb., John Johnson Fay, Mind well Brewster. 



1826, 22 March, Charles Wolcott, Maria Tryon. 
1826, 9 Aug., Roger Berkeley Kellog, Eliza Ann King. 
1826, 26 Oct., Giles Sedgewick Isham, of Shelburne, Caro- 
line Brewster. 

1826, 29 Nov., Urial Dubois, Catharine Curtis. 

1826, 11 Dec, John Price, Adeline Pardo. 

1827, 1 Jan., Nicholas M. Holt, of Fairfax, Ann Reynolds. 
1827, 18 March, Ira Nash, Adeline Partridge. 
1827, 13 May, Louis Berolit, Theresa Rowe. 
1827, 29 May, Alexander T. Tuttle, Mary Eliza Warner. 
1827, 28 June, Seth Bishop, of Richmond, Caroline Davis, of 

Milton, at Milton. 

1827, 26 Aug., Mark Rice, Louisa Saxon. 

1827, 9 Oct., Justin Fraser, Rosalie Detoi. 

1827, 11 Oct., Jonathan Douglass Woodward, of Plattsburgh 
N. Y., Louisa Deming. 

1827, 20 Dec, William Dixon, Electa Goodridge. 

1827, 29 Dec, Mark Boudoin, Sophie Largvigne. 

1828, 17 Feb., Charles Dockum, of Batermantown, N. Y., 
Marcia Castle. 

1828, 10 Apr., Lemuel Tracy, of Cornish, N. H., Nancy 

1828, 23 Apr., Thomas Chamberlain, Nancy H. Corning. 

1828, 29 Apr., Jason Washburn, Lydia Mott. 

1828, 19 June, John Barron, of Williston, Lusinda Evertts. 

1828, 17 July, Samuel Green, Nancy Ward. 

1828, 30 Sept., Francis Thompson, Caroline Peters. 

1828, 5 Oct., Isaac Riker, of Montpelier, Lorraine Hart. 

1828, g Oct., Henry W'aterman, of Lebanon, N. H., Phebe 

1828, 18 Oct., John Finuffe, Charlotte Le Clcrc, at Col- 

1828, 6 Nov., Sydney Barlow, Harriet Reed. 

1828, 30 Nov., Simon Hutchins, Jr., Sarah Locke. 

1828, 7 Dec, Peter Culbert, Ann Purdy. 




1829, 21 April, William Fields, of Vergennes, Thirza Beach, 
of Hinesburgh. 

1829, 2.7 Apr., Michael Kelly, Alice Howard. 

1829, 24 June, Thomas Mills, Caroline Sanger Ames. 

1829, 25 June, Miles Bennett, of Cambridge, Cynthia Woods. 

1829, 9 Oct., Antoine Gammell, Melie Melours. 

1829, 11 Oct., Anson Storey, of Middlebury, Amanda Col- 

1829, 20 Oct., Albert Gallatin Tarleton, Mary Thomas 

1829, 29 Nov., Joseph Deplond, Elizb. Redegrer. 

1830, 2 May, Jireh B. I sham, of Shelburne, Katherine Jean- 
nette Brewster. 

1830, 31 Oct., J. Johnson Starr, Catherine Dubois. 


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1822, 26 May, Deacon Jacob Williams. 

3 June, child of Charles Adams. Six weeks. 

5 June, child of Samuel Reed. Two years. Burnt. 

7 June, wife of Hphraim Randall. Fever. 


16 June, Williams. Alan. Fever. 27. 

3 July, John Stafford. Stranger. 25. t 

7 July, Phillips. Man. Drunkenness. 40. 

22 Oct., wife of Robert Frazer. 

9 Nov., sister-in-law of S. Pettee. i 

20 Nov., child of John Thompson. 
26 Dec, child of Samuel Williams. Two weeks. : ; 

1823, 4 Feb., Maria, wife of C. Adams. Consumption. 31. 
5 Mar., Zenas Flagg. Consumption. 31. 

5 Mar., Frederick, child of Charles Adams. Dropsy on 
the brain. 6. 

23 Apr., child of Cyrus Bracket. Croup. 2. 

25 Apr., Sarah, child of Alvan Foote. Measles. Nine 

22 June, son of William Harrington. Croup. 
1 Aug., child of Samuel Nichols. Ten months. 


19 Aug., girl at Dr. Pomeroy's. Fever. 17. 
7 Sept., Mary Ann, child of L. Toucey. Dropsy on the 

brain. 8. 
9 Sept., Mrs. Russell, mother of David and Stephen R. 
Old age. 89. 

11 Sept., daughter of E. H. Deming. Croup. 1. 
' 26 Oct., Amanda Deming. Consumption. 

Oct., child of Andrew Shiatt. 
22 Nov., William Reed. Consumption. 25. 

12 Dec, child of Cole. Seven months. 

1824, 5 March, child of Peter Eastman. Croup. 

12 March, child of H. J. Young. Inflammation. Three 
April, child of Coteau. Two months. 

5 May, Louisa, wife of Mark Rice. Consumption. 39. 

6 May, Mrs. Gill. Consumption. 25. 

16 May, Thomas Liddle. Consumption. 34. 

24 July, stranger. Woman. Colored. 
27 July, Powars. Drowned in the lake. 

6 Dec, Juliette, child of Rancie. 

1825, 13 Jan., Caesar Jackson. Old age. 85. 

27 Jan., infant of Dr. Theller. Five days. 

16 Feb., Olive, wife of Euthur Moore. Consumption. 38. 

18 March, Kent G. W T ard. 39. 

25 March, infant of Elias Coon. Five months. 
March, Albert S. Eatimer. Drowned in Shelburne 

Bay in crossing upon the ice. 28. 
30 March, child of Eoomis. Twelve days. 

1 May, Harriet Goldthwait, daughter of George G. In- 

gersoll. Burial service by Mr. Clark. 
10 May, Eemuel Page. Consumption. 45. 

19 May, Elizabeth, wife of Elias Nye. Suddenly. 69. 

2 June, Job Reed. Suicide in insanity. 56. 

28 June, child of Widow Ward. Dysentery. I. 

29 June, child of Thompson. Dysentery. 3. 

15 July, child of C. Paradis. Dysentery. 1. 




26 July, Betsey Patchin. Scrofula. 14. 
2 Aug., Mrs. Herrick, mother of John Herrick. Dysen- 
tery. 56. 
10 Aug., Timothy Root. Fever. 21. 

Aug., Henry Russell, child of J. H. Piatt. Com- 
plaint in the head. Five weeks. 
8 Sept., an Irish woman. 29. 
15 Oct., Daniel Farrard. 64. 

15 Oct., son of Orson Saxon. Consumption. Sixteen 


1826, Feb., wife of Dubartus Willard. Consumption. 
6 March, child of Wadsworth. One month. 
8 March, Gabriel Curtis. 76. 

April, child of George Burnham. 
12 May, Mr. Shiotte. 55. 

May, grandchild of Dalton. Infant. 

May, Mrs. Hurlburt, mother of Mrs. Hollister. 67. 

May, Thomas Jackson, colored man, lived at A. 
Foote's. 46. 

May, Mr. Hurlburt. 35. 

May, child of Samuel Nichols. Hooping cough. I. 
23 Oct., George Y. Harrington. Consumption. 26. 

28 Nov., wife of Bassett. Consumption. 36. 

16 Dec, child of Samuel Basset. Two weeks. 

1827, 2 Jan., Ira Lawrence. 56. 
• Jan., child of Miller. Irish. 

25 Feb., Helen Maria Yates, child of John Peck. Lung 

fever. Eighteen months. 
12 March, Meriel Rice, child of A. Foote. Lung fever. 

Fourteen months. 

18 March, child of ■ Browning. Five weeks. 

18 March, child of Batty. Two days. 

29 March, Deborah, wife of John Law. 54. 
4 May, Rev. Samuel Clark. Consumption. 45. 
6 May, daughter of J. Fitzsimmons. Dropsy on the 

brain. 9. 

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17 May, Mrs. Chance (Fittucks). 56. 
27 May, James Sawyer. 66. 

July, William, child of McGary. Consumption. Five 

24 July, son of John Herrick. Eighteen months. 
3 Aug., James, son of Mulliken. Five weeks. 

9 Aug., child of Oak. Foreign. 1. 

10 Aug., daughter of Widow Esther Flagg. 4. 
Aug., Warren Loomis. 38. 

26 Aug., son of James Fitzsimmons. Eight months. 
30 Oct., old Mr. Rodden. 79. 

6 Nov., child of Ammi Tavlor. Thirteen months. 
26 Nov., daughter of D wight Dean. 17. 

8 Dec, Harvey L. Milliken. About 45. 

1828, 7 May, Eleazer H. Deming. Consumption. 44. 

22 June, child of Widow Frances Deming. Eleven 

25 Sept., wife of James Southard. 41. 

9 Nov., child of J. Young. Five weeks. 

11 Nov., wife of Herman W. R. Dean. Consumption. 25. 
20 Nov., Joseph Hall. Stranger. Intemperance. 61. 
11 Dec, Abijah Wheeler. Consumption. 39. 

28 Dec, George, son of John Herrick. 5. 

1829, 12 Jan., Uriah Dubois. Consumption. 47. 

8 Feb., child of Joel Lund. Three weeks. 

March, child of Batty. 3. 
8 April, child of Blush. Seven months. 

24 April, Mark Rice. 61. 

1 May, George Burnham. 43. 
22 May, Wm. H. Adams. Bleeding at lungs. 28. ■-- 

29 June, Abigail, widow of George Burnham. Con- 

sumption. 30. 
6 Aug., child of A. Spaulding. Ten months. 

Aug., daughter of Elwood. Irish. At Shelburne. 7. 

25 Sept., Susanna Curtis. 79. 

1 Oct., Margaret Chandonette. 58. 





months. fi 


20 Dec, Harriet Freeman. 18. 
1830, 4 Feb., Jane Riddle. Burnt. 8. 

18 April, Alonzo Washburn. Killed by a fall. 10. 

23 June, Alpheus Hazelton. Suicide. 33. 

25 June, Phebe, wife of Israel Williams. 60. 
18 Sept., Experience Goodrich. 23. 

7 Oct., wife of Steward. Irish. Drowned in lake. 

21 Dec, child of Clough. Three months. 

24 Dec, Mrs. Mary Kellogg. 64. 
1831,22 Jan., Jesse Hollister. 75. 

9 Feb., wife of Louis Mosier. 
11 Feb., son of Dr. J. Corbin. Eight months. 

I March, Deiadamia Loomis. j6. 
24 March, Francis, child of Amos Blodget. 3. 
30 March, Belinda, wife of Amos Blodget. 32. 

17 April, daughter of Johnson Wadsworth. Eleven 


18 April, W T illiam R., son of Azel Hooker. 2. 

26 April, child of Widow Freeman. 5. 

27 April, child of Wraxford. Drowned. Eighteen 

29 April, child of Thornton. Eight months. 

1 May, Fred Augustus Sawyer. Consumption. 38. 
24 May, child of Freeman. 5. 

2 June, Eliza Ann, wife of R. B. Kellogg. Consump- 

tion. 22. 

6 June, Hannah S., child of Solomon Wetherbee. 6. 

7 July, William Burnham. Consumption. 50. 

27 July, Catharine W., wife of J. J. Starr. Consump- 
tion. 29. 

8 Aug., George Parkhurst, son of George G. Ingersoll. 

Calcali in the kidneys. Seven months, seventeen 
8 Aug., infant son of Daniel Simpson. Dysentery. 
Five days. 
20 Aug., son of Daniel Simpson. Dysentery. 5. 



21 Aug., daughter of J. H. Piatt. Ten months. Body 
sent from St. Johns, L. C. Epis. refused burial — 
not being baptised. 

3 Sept., S. C. P., wife of Eben Bartlett. 39. 

9 Sept., wife of J. A. Jocko. 36. 
12 Sept., James Van Sicklen. 39. 
18 Oct., John Taylor. In a fit. 28. 

1 Nov., daughter of Jean Baptiste Comb. Burnt. 4. 

6 Nov., child of McFarland. Two weeks. 

15 Nov., Huldah, wife of George Robinson. 48. 

20 Nov., Benjamin Buteher. 99. 

20 Nov., child of Calvin Thornton. 3. 

29 Dec, son of La Mark. Scalded to death. 3. 

1832, 4 Jan., Samuel Collamer. 6j. 

15 Jan., daughter of John Bradley, at Williston. Scar- 
let fever. y/ 2 . 

23 Jan., son of Hermon W. R. Dean. 5. 

3 Feb., Vayon. Girl. Consumption. 20. 
29 Feb., William Smith. 66. 

3 March, Robert Cockle. 69. 

6 April, son of Bciron. Measles. 6. 
27, April, Harriet Ingersol. Child of Charles Adams. 
•Nine weeks. 

1833, : 4 Nov., child of John Price. Four months. 

1834, 24 Jan., Bassett. Girl. Burnt to death. 9. 
28 March, William II. Storrs. 26. 

18 April, Nathan Rice. 81st. 

4 May, Elizabeth L. Hart, wife of Heman Allen. 

24 Aug., Charlotte, wife of J. Hart. 36. 
9 Sept., Socrates Catlin. Fever. 28. 

14 Sept.. Lucia A. Boardman. Fever. 23. 
10 Oct., Paul W., child of Luke Nichols. Six months. 
10 Oct., Francis M., wife of Jabez Penniman. 74. 
24 Nov., Harriet, wife of Sydney Barlow. Consump- 
tion. 34. 
10 Dec, Alfred Day. Thrown from a wagon. 48. 







20 Dec, Maria, wife of Udney H. Penniman. 35. 
[After this only adults are copied. — Ed.] 

1835, 1 Jan., Mary Loomis, wife of J. H. Peck. 22. 
15 Feb., Betsey, wife of Luke Thompson. 42. 

5 Sept., Widow Slocum, at Shelburne. 65. 
19 Oct., Mrs. Weltha Ann Foote. 78. 

1836, 4 March, Capt. dishing. 66. 

19 April, Hannah Symonds. 98. 

15 May, Louisa, wife of J. D. Woodward, at Pitts- 
burgh. Diabetes. 30. 

12 Tune, Elias Martin. 28. 

1837, 18 Feb., Sarah Pomeroy. 95 y., 8 mos. 

22 May, Mary, wife of Aaron Vial, of St. Albans. 60. 
7 June, Mary Reed. 28. 

20 June, Ephram Randall. 70. 


24 June, Meriel Rice. 49. 

18 July, Eliza Reed. 2^. 

13 Aug., Harriet Emily, wife of P. Doolittle. 38. 
31 Oct., Edward Pope. 26. 

1838, 23 Feb., Caroline D., wife of Sydney Barlow. 30. 

1 March, Solomon Wetherbee. 65. Died at Mar- 

quette ; brought here for burial. 
9 July, wife of Thomas Hume. Childbed. 30. 

19 Dec, Elias Nye. 87. 

1839, 5 J an -» William Ward, at Milton Falls. 66. 

20 Jan., Widow Bronson. 84. 

21 Jan., Widow Clarissa Hollister. 63. 

13 April, Jesse Nichols. 53. 

25 April, Widow Martha Ingersoll, mother of Rev. Geo. 

G. Ingersoll. She was buried at Keene, N. H., 
after prayer by Pies. Wheeler. 74. 

1 Julyj Sydney Howard. 33. 

14 July, Dwight Dean. 70. 

25 July, Mary, widow of late Alfred Day. 47. 

2 May, Elijah, son of Truman Chittenden. Buried at 

Williston. 33. 





1 1 

1841, 4 April, Joseph Cubley. 39. 

21 l\lay, George Moore. 52. 

30 Nov., William Kilburn. 79. 

September, "Mrs. Priscilla,. wife of Alvah Foote, | 

and Ellen Eliza, child of Olive and late George 

. 1 

Moore — the burial services by Rev. Henry Colman, 

who supplied the pulpit during- my absence." 

j 842, 3 April, Eliza Jeanette Lester. 22. 

24 April, George R. Vail. 27. 

30 April, Eunice K., wife of Dexter M. Fay. 23. 

15 May, Sydney Warner. 24. 
Sept., Mrs. Hitchcock. 

18 Oct., Almira C. Keyes, wife of John Peck. 57. 
1843, l 7 Feb., Lewis Olmstead. 69. 

25 March, S. Maria, wife of Wm. Weston. 38. 

28 March, William P. Phillips. 28. 
8 April, Allen T. Beach. 60. 

27 Aug., Hiram F. Griswold. 32. 

3 Sept., Almary C. Spencer, wife of Solomon Walker. 

18. • j 

Rev. C. Palfrey buried in the autumn, David Russell I 

and Freeman C. Vilas. 

1845, Oct., Horace Lane. 

30 Oct., Nathan B. Haswell. 29. 

1846, 4 Oct., Mary, widow of Dr. John Pomcroy. JJ. 

16 Dec, Eli Barnard, died 15 Dec, aet. 79. 
16 Dec, Mary Barnard, died 14 Dec, aet. 82. 

1847, March, Stephen Russell. 82. 
March, Harriet Backus. 22. 

16 May, Keziah, widow of David Russell, Esq. 76. 

29 May, Louisa, wife of Toot. 30. 

26 Sept., Parmela, wife of Levi Blodgett. 33. 

4 Dec, Daniel Staniford. 79. 

1848, 8 Feb., Oliver P. Haswell, in New York. 36. In 

terred here, 20 May. 
20 May, Abel Crooker. 6j. 


8 June, William Roby. 35. 
23 June, Ziba Putnam. 43. 

"Rev. O. W. B. Peabody died 5 July, 1848. He took 
cold attending the funeral of Mr. Ziba Putnam, 
resulting in inflammation of the bowels, which 
caused his death." .; 


Samuel Clark, born in Brookline, Mass., 1782. Graduated 
from Harvard University 1805. Installed April 17, 1810. Re- 
signed May, 1822. Died May 2, 1827. 

George G. Ingersol, D. D., born in Boston, Mass., July 4, 
1796. Graduated from Harvard University 181 5. Installed 
May 30. 1822. Resigned June 2, 1844. 

Oliver William Bourne Peabody, born in Exeter, N. H., 
July 9, 1799. Licensed to preach by the Boston Association 
in the winter of 1844-5. Settled Aug. 1845. Died July 8, 

Solon W. Bush, born in Newport, R. L, Feb. 11, 1819. 
Graduated from Brown University 1845, Cambridge Divin- 
ity School 1848. Installed May 16, 1849. Resigned 1852. 

Joshua Young, D. D., born in Pittston, Me., Sept. 29, 1823. 
Graduated from Bowdoin College 1845, Cambridge Divinity 
School 1848. Installed December 16, 1852. Resigned March 
29, 1863. 

Loammi Goodenow Ware, born in Boston, Aug. I, 1827. 
Graduated from Harvard College 1850, Cambridge Divinity 
School 1854. Installed Nov. 4, 1863. Died April 10, 1891. 

Horace Leslie Wheeler, graduated from Harvard College 
1881. A. M., Harvard College 1883. S. T. B., Harvard Col- 
lege 1885. Associate Pastor Feb. 15, 1891. Pastor May 28, 
1891. Resigned March 14, 1893. 

Joel Hastings Metcalf, born in Meadville, Pa., Jan. 4, 1866. 
oradiuted from the Meadville Theological School 1890. Post 
Graduate Course at Cambridge Divinity School 1891. Ph. D., 
Allegheny College 1892. Installed Oct. 10, 1893. 






Copied from the Town Records by William T. Dewey* 

(Where the birth date is given on the record, the date is printed di- 
rectly below the name. Kd.) 

Salvin Collins, Rebecca Wilder, May 12, 1791. 
[born Mar. 6, 1768] [born Apr. 20, 1771] 

Winslow Pope, Polly Wheelock, of Calais, Vt., Dec. 8, 1793. 

Jonathan Ayer, Betsey Woodbury, Dec. 25, 1793. 

Thomas Davis, Polly Sawyer, Dec. 31, 1795. 

Gurdon Pierce, Thirza Smalley, Dec. 1, 1796. 

Eben McDowell, of Chelsea, Vt., Nancy Titcomb, Dec. 29, 1796. 

Samuel Emerson, Mary Emerson, Feb. 12, 1797. 
[born Dec. 31, 1771] 

John Black, Hannah Stewart, Aug. 20, 1797. 

William Hutchins, of Montpelier, Vt., Sally Sawyer, , 1798. 

Zebulon Greeley, Pollv Field, , 1798. 

Peter Hubbard, Molly Hubbard, Jan. 11, 1798. 

Augustus Taplin, Huldah Baldwin, Dec. 31, 1798. 

Abel Knapp, Miriam Hawks, Jan. 29, 1799. 
[born July 15, 17G9] [born Jan. 29, 1778] 

Joel Warren, Rebecca Prime Tolls, Feb. 14, 1799. 
[born May 4, 1776] [born May 4, 1776] 

Jonathan Hollister, Honora House, Oct. 3, 1799. 

Josiah Foster, Sally Hubbard, Oct. 3, 1799. 

Bethuel Goss, Polly Fox, of Xorthfield, Vt., Oct. 17, 1799. 

John McCloud, Margaret Wilson, of Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 5, 


Richard M organ, Sally Emerson, May 1, 1800. 

Hull Hodgeman, of Holden, X. H., Dorcas Coats, Sept. 8, 1800. 

Jonathan Miller, Priscilla Twing, of Barre, Vt., Nov. 13, 1800. 

Israel Dewey, Betsey Baldwin, March 1, 1801, at Norwich, 


[born Jan. 26, 1777] [born Dec. 2, 1776] 

Joel Warren, Hannah Knapp, March 29, 1801. 

[born Northbury, Mass., [born Willington, Conn. 

Nov. 8, 1772] Mar. 26, 1773] 




William Silloway, Sally Fowler, Sept. 23, 1801. 

John Silloway, Lydia Black, Nov. 12, 1801. 

Dudley Sawyer, Olive Field, Nov. 15, 1801. 

Reuel Covell, Nancy Hubbard, Dec. 8, 1801. 

Matthew McAllister, Jenny Pine, Dec. 24, 1801. 

Abner Fowler, Dorcas Johnson, April 4, 1S02. \ 

Jabez Ellis, Prudence Mack, May 7, 1802. 

Benjamin Darling, of Montpelier, Vt., Nancy Smith, June 6, 


Samuel Hubbard, Polly Nye, Sept. 5, 1802. 

Aaron Pressey, Anne Hubbard, Feb. — , 1803. 

Benoni ShurtlefT, Experience Wheeler, April 20, 1803. 

Gershom Heaton, Polly Wallace, June 19, 1803. 
[born May 18, 1771] [born Jan. 31, 1780] 

Ephrair.i Silloway, Esther Black,' Oct. 10, 1803. 

William Dewey, Abigail Flagg, April 22, 1804. 
[born Jan. 6, 1772] [born July 19, 1783] 

•Giles Hill, Pamelia Hubbard, June 3, 1804. 

Jonathan Cady, Jerusha Brown, July 1, 1804. 

[born Feb. 16, 1788] 

Isaac Freeman, Abigail White, Aug. 16, 1804. ■ lj 

Rev. James Hobart, Betsey Perrin, Aug. 30, 1804. 

Alfred Reed, Jerusha Grant, Oct. 3, 1804. J 

Elliot Harroun, Huldah Gale, Oct. 25, 1804. | 

Moses Batcheldcr, Rebecca Stickney, Jan. 31, 1805. 

James Currier, Anne Bayley, Feb. 11, 1805. 

[born Oct. 6, 1786 [ '; 

James Sawyer, Anne Howe, June 2, 1805. 

Jacob Winn, Sally Flanders, Sept. 19, 1805. 

John Ellis, of Montpelier, Vt., Rebecca Keyes, Sept. 29, 1805. 

Ransford Rogers, Sally Goodnow, Oct. 10, 1805. 

Jonas Parker, Amanda Allen, Dec. 1 1, 1805. 

Oliver Goss, Hannah Smith, Jan. 2, 1806. 

Silas Black, Priscilla Townsend, Jan. 7, 1806. 

Phineas Therrington, of Montpelier, Vt., Marcia Goodale, of 

Montpelier, Vt., March 2, 1806. 



John Stewart, Tamon Hubbard, May n, 1806. 

Richard Stevens, Molly Flanders, May 22, 1806. 

Eleazer Loomis, of Northfield, Yt., Pollymira Buck, June 26, 

1806. I 
John Hillery, of Barre, Vt., Hitta Vose, Jan. — , 1807. 

Samuel Tillotson, Betsey Wallace, Jan. 6, 1807. 

David Knapp, of Hanover, N. H., Prudence Nye, March 31, 

^07. [born Dec- 15 > 1785 3 

Philip Covell, of Cabot, Vt., Lois Nye, April 13, 1807. 

William Grant, Honora Nye, Oct. 1, 1807. I 

^[[born July 17, 1793] 
Benjamin Ralph, of Chelsea, Vt., Phebe Hubbard, Nov. 29, 

1807. j 

David Johnson, Betsey Dutton, Dec. 1, 1807. 

Elijah Witherill, of Montpelier, Vt., Lucretia Bayley, Dec. — >. . 

1807. J 
Azariah Grant, Jr., Phebe Vose, Dec. 31, 1807. 

Ezra Chandler, Tabitha Johnson, Jan. 3, 1808. 

Samuel Thompson, Sally Harrington, of Middlesex, Vt., Feb. 

7, 1808. 

Joseph Grant, Esther Johnson, Feb. 14, 1808. j 

Saftord Cummins, Polly Stickney, Feb. 21, 1808. 

Daniel Harrington, of Middlesex, Vt., Sally Bayley, March 1, | 


[born Feb. 19, 1792] 

Cyrus Bayley, Hannah Bayley, May 5, 1808. , ' 1 

[born Apr. 1, 1788] j 

Chester Nye, Vianna Bradford, Oct. 1, 1808. 

David Nye, Jr., Pamelia Perrin, Dec. 8, 1808. 
[born Dec. 17, 1785] 

William Ware, of Barre, Vt., Experience Shurtleff, Jan. 31, 


Israel Dewey, Nancy Hovey, March 1, 1809. 
[born Jan. 2G, 1777] [born Dec. 24, 1786] 

John Austin, of Montpelier, Vt., Sally McAllister, , 1810. 

Chester Smith, Plonora Tryon, Jan. 18, 1810. 






Moses Batchelder, of Dunham, P. Q., Abigail Holt, June 14, 


Tra Andrews, Abigail Black, Sept. 25, 1810. 

[born Aug. 8, 1789] 

Asahel H. Nye, Mary Andrews, Jan. 7, 181 1. 

Job Reed, Lovire Reed, March 4, 181 1. 

Jonathan Bosworth, Lovire V. Darling-, June 2, 1811. 

Moses Bavley, Lovey Shurtleff", Sept. 8, 181 1. 

Wentworth Bosworth, of New Andover, N. H., Anna Grant, 

Dec. 5, 181 1. 

Walter Buck, Jerusha Darling, Dec. 31, 181 1. 

Asa Andrews, Margaret Strong, Jan. 1, 1812. 

[born Apr. 13, 1792] 

Thomas Mellen, Matilda Yeamans, Jan. 9, 1812. 

> William Goodnow, Abigail Rice, Jan. 12, 1812. 

Jesse House, Polly Culver, Jan. 28, 1812. 

Stephen Wright, Phebe Hill, Feb. 25, 1812. 

Warburton Davis, of Piermont, N. H., Lucy Bosworth, March 

11, 1812. 
Ebenezer Stratton, of Brookfield, Vt., Susanna Mackenzie, 

Oct. 2J, 1812. 
Benjamin Strickland, Betsey Field, Dec. 28, 1812. 
William Flagg, Jr., Eliza Field, March 8, 1813. 

Dudley Bridges, Mary House Hubbard, April 7, 181 3. ,\ 

William W T oodbury, of Boston, Mass., Mary Ayer, Jan. 15, 

Joseph Bidwell, Sally Rogers, April 25, 1813. 
Ezra T. Richardson, of Northfield, Vt., Hannah Bosworth, Dec. 

2, 1813. 
Ebenezer Pennock, Clara Benjamin, Dec. 6, 181 3. 

[born May 8, 1795] 
Joshua B. Smith, Noannah Townshend, Dec. 9, 181 3. 

Alfred Bridges, Maria Brown, , 1814. 

John Vose, Betsey Hill, May 26, 1814. 

Joshua Bayley, Betsey Clark, June I, 1814. 
[born Feb. 26, 1790] [born July 19, 1790] 





Isaac Stickney, Hannah Smith, Jan. 31, 181 5. .;. 

EHade Brown, Nancy Darling, Feb. 5, 1815. 
[born Mpr. 31, 1793] 

Joseph Belknap, Jr., of Barre, Vt., Abigail House, of Williams- 
town, Vt., Feb. 12, 181 5. 
Alpheus Field, Rhoda Emerson, March 26, 181 5. 
Solomon Nye, Jr., Almira Camp, April 11, 1815. 

Elias Brown, Judith Wright, April 27, 181 5. 
[born Mar. 4, 1790] 

Oliver Clark, Lucia Brown, May 3, 181 5. 
[born Jan. 27, 1794] [born May 1, 1795] 

Parker York, Ruth Pike, Oct. 16, 181 5. 

Oramel Bramin, Miriam Merrill, Oct. 17, 181 5. 
[born Oct. 21, 1794] 

John Darling, Philia Thayer, Nov. 13, 181 5. 

Iialsey House, of Williamstown, Yt., Zeriah Phelps, Dec. 7, x 

William Perrin, of Schaticoke, N. Y., Fanny Thompson, Nov. 

23, 1815. 

Zerah Hills, Polly M. Davenport, Jan. 1, 1816. 

John Reed, of Montpelier, Vt., Matilda Gaylord, Feb. 6, 1816. 

Timothy Cowles, Hannah Currier, Feb. 19, 1816. 

Ansel Peck, Anna Strong, Feb. 29, 1816. 

[born Oct. 17, 1790] 

James NaSmith, Ruhannah Goodnow, March 4, 1816. 

Henry Dewey, Amelia L. Dutton, March 4, 18 16. 

Enos Kellogg, of Montpelier, Vt., Margaret McAllister, March 

26, 1816. 

Otis Peck, of Barre, Vt., Sally Bayley, March 12, 1816. 

Sylvester Hills, Eydia Strong, Dec. 5, 1816. 

[born July 28, 179G] 

David Cole, Sarah Smith, Dec. 5, 1816. 
• [born Jan. 6, 1791] 

Nathan Colby, of Bradford, Vt., Ruth Flanders, Dec. 18, 1816. 

[born Apr. 15, 1794] 

Charles Kellogg, Betsey ShurtlefT, April 19, 1817. 


Hezekiah Baker, of Royalton, Vt., Doshia Bridge, Jan. 16, 1817. 

David Nye, Jr., Eliza Flagg, Oct. 7, 181 7. 

William Flagg, Elizabeth Griffen, Oct. 14, 181 S. 

John Mitchell, of Acworth, N. H., Sally Wallace, March 15, 


Paul Bailey, Hannah Nye, April 16, 1818. 
[born May 8, 1794] 

Alpheus Taylor, of Barre, Vt., Lydia Bridges, July 2, 1818. 

Daniel Kinne, Betsey Culver, Aug. 2"], 1818. 

John Poor, Fanny Davis, Nov. 18, 1818. 

Anson A. Foss, Lydia Brown, Dec. 3, 1818. 

[born May 18, 1799] 

Josiah Butterfield, Minerva Grant, Dec. 20, 1818. 

Ozias Benjamin, Caroline Bayley, , 1819. 

[born April 13, 1797] 

James Smith, of Derby, Ohio, Lucy C. Jones, , 1819. 

Sheffield Hayward, Jr., Cynthia Emerson, Jan. 14, 1819. 

• [born Feb. 12, 1799] 

Daniel Flagg, Phebe Loveland, March 25, 1819. 
[born May 7, 1794] 

Leonard Ellis, Emily Rowland, March 25, 1819. 

Ebenezer Bailey, Jr., Sally Benjamin, March 25, 1819. 
[born May 30, 1796] [born May — , 1798] 

John Walton, of Montpclier, Vt., Harriet Taplin, Feb. 1, 1820. 

Chester Nye, Ruth Bradford, Feb. 22, 1820. 

Joseph Jackman, of Crown Point, N. Y., Pamclia Strong, 

Feb. 24, 1820. [bo™ Ma y 27 > 1794 ] 

Joseph Somerby, Sophia Perrin, March 16, 1820. 
Jesse Bosworth, of Lebanon, N. H., Fanny Bosworth, June 

5, 1820. 

John Hayden, Esther Silloway, July 16, 1820. 

Alanson Wright, Polly Hayward, Oct. 5, 1820. 

James Spaulding, of Montpelier, Vt., Eliza Reed, Nov. 2, 1820. 

David Coburn, Abigail Parsons, Dec. 17, 1820. 
[born Feb. 7, 1798] [born Nov. 1C, 1793] 

George W. Bailey, Rebecca Warren, Dec. 21, 1820. 

[born Apr. 9, 1802] 


Samuel Bailey, Marilla House, Dec. 28, 1820. y. 

Charles D. Camp, Rebecah W. Bailey, Feb. 13, 1821. 

Osman Dewey, Betsey Perley, March 1, 1821. 
[born Oct. 15, 1798] [born June 2, 1797] 

John Carter, Abigail Sawyer, March 5, 1821. 

William Bradford, Emily Smith, March 8, 182 1. 

Joseph Staples, Hannah Brown, March 22, 1821. 

[born May 25, 1797] 

Jesse N. Perley, Eliza Emerson, March 27, 1821. 

[born Apr. 5, 1801] 

Eben S. Kellogg, Roxanna Reed, Sept. 27, 182 1. 

Rufus Buck, of Bucksport, Me., Sarah Somerby, Oct. 17, 1821. 

Robert Hillery, of Barre, Vt, Relief Dutton, Nov. 4, 182 1. 

Nevison Rice, of Barre, Vt., Judith Batchelder, Nov. 18, 1821. 

Jacob Scott, Jr., of Barre, Vt., Laura Ellis, Feb. 20, 1822. 

Henry Chamberlin, of Strafford, Vt., Mary Bailey, March 18, 

David Poor, Abigail Hall, March 19, 1822. 
Alden Doten, of Barre, Vt., Abigail Goodnow, April 1, 1822. 
John McLane, of Montpelier, Vt., Submit Shurtleff, July 28, 

Amos F. Bartholomew, of Hartford, Vt., Martha Dutton, Sept. 

16, 1822. 

Daniel Cameron, Jr., Betsey Wells, Oct. 13, 1822. 

Jacob Davis, Jr., of Montpelier, Vt., Sally Nye, Oct. 15, 1822. 

Theodore Strong, Ezra Poor, Dec. 5, 1822. 

David Rich, Sophia Coburn, Dec. 5, 1822. 

[born May 17, 1802] 

Philip Covel, of Cabot, Vt., Deborah Sawyer, , 1823. 

Abraham Townshend, Jr., Eivenia Hay ward, Jan. 2, 1823. 

Archelaus Brown, Amelia Strong, Feb. 4, 1823. ■•-- 

[born July 1, 1797] 

David Brooks, of Montpelier, Vt., Mary Sawyer, March 9, 1823. 

William Hill, of Milton, Vt., Betsey Luce, March 13, 1823. 

Jonas Goodnow, Jr., Lucy Doten, March 16, 1823. 


John Flanders, Sarah' Bay ley, Dec. 4, 1823. 
[born Mar. 12, 1804] 

Alphens Flanders, Betsey Currier, Jan. 20, 1824. 

Ziba Roberts, of Williamstown, Vt., Sarah Currier, May 11, 


Orin Cain, Ouirda Hillery, June 6, 1824. 

[born Mar. 11, 1807] 

David Dodge, of Barre, Vt., Roxanna Pierce, July 25, 1824. 

Anson Brown, Monroe Clark, Dec. 2, 1824. 

Henry Williams, of Groton, Vt., Ruby Rich, Dec. 30, 1824. 

Frederick Hovey, of Thetford, Vt., Harriet Ellis, Jan. 12, 1825. 

[born Sept. 25, 1805] 

Samuel Prince, Matilda Bailey, Feb. 8, 1825. 
Joseph C. Bailey, Sally Gurley, March 2, 1825. 
Charles Royce, of Washington, Vt., Milla Andrews, March 9, 
182 q. [born Jan. 7, 1799] 

Lynus Barnard, of Waitsfield, Vt., Lucy Hyde, March 23, 1825. 

David Smith, Belinda Shurtlefr, May 2, 1825. 
[born Mar. 3, 1800] 

Julius Y. Dewey, Mary Perrin, June 9, 1825. 
[born Aug. 22, 1801] 

Levi Emmons, Rebecca Barker, Aug. 21, 1825. 

Knos Bramin, Lydia Johnston, Sept. 22, 1825. 
[born Oct. 24, 1796] 

Ebenezer L. Southwell, of Elizabethtown, N. Y., Lucy Crosby, 

Oct. 16, 1825. 

Aaron Strong, Jr., Asenath Phelps, Oct. 26, 1825. 

Arnold Brown, Kliza Foster, Dec. 8, 1825. 
[born Mar. 29, 1803] 

Elam L. Conant, of Dunham, P. Q., Susanna Batchelder, Jan. 

24, 1826. 
Francis Pike, Florilla Bosworth, Jan. 4, 1826. 
Oliver Brown, Patience Avery, Feb. 9, 1826. 
David Carpenter, of Northheld, Vt., Nancy Reed, of Northfield, 

Vt., May 25, 1826. 


■ Wrisley, of Waterbury, Vt., Ann Arbuckle, Nov. I, 

1826. • 

Moses Strong, 01 Weathersfield, Vt., Salome Jackson, Jan. 17, 

Luther Jackman, of Weathersfield, Vt., Electa Strong, Jan. 14, 

Chester Smith, Prudence Tryon, Feb. 25, 1827. 
Albert Pitkin, of Colebrook, N. H., Clarrissa Pratt, Feb. 26, 

Thomas Spear, Jr., of Barre, Vt., Polly Cummins, March 12, 

1827. f born s ?pt. 11, 1798] 

Sherman Hubbard, of Montpelier, Vt., Louisa Johnston, March 

26, 1827. 
Abel Camp, of Elmore, Vt., Charlotte Taplin, Sept. 26, 1827. 
Nathan Webb, of Champlain, N. Y., Philine K. Paddock, Nov. 

6, 1827. 
Lyman Dodge, of Barre, Vt., Eliza Benjamin, Dec. 18, 1827. 
Phineas Kellogg, of Brookfield, Vt., Mabel Andrews, Dec. 19, 



Josiah Benjamin, Jr., Rebecca Emerson, Dec. 25, 1827. 

[born Feb. 24, 180G] 

Ebenezer Hill, Jr., of Barre, Vt., Ruth Walker, March 30, 1828. 

Barnard Willis, of Montpelier, Vt., Harriet B. Reed, April 16, 

' 1828. 

Stephen P. W. Emerson, Almira Knapp, April 30, 1828. 
[born Oct. 10, 1S03] 

Samuel Denny, of Northfield, Vt., Prudence Ellis, Sept. 4, 1828. 

Holton Dillingham, of Waterbury, Yt., Lovinia Andrews, Sept. 

24, 1828. 
Calvin Smith, of Barre, Vt., Deborah Wright, Oct. I, 1828. 
Edwin Crain, Sybil Johnson, Oct. 16, 1828. 
William True, Eliza Sherman, Dec. 24, 1828. 
Harvey Johnston, Phebe B. Cady, Dec. 30, 1828. 
John D. Skinner, of Moretown, Vt., Clarrissa Stone, Jan. 8, 





Phineas Rider, of Waitsfield, Vt., Elinor Stickney, Jan. 14,182^. 
Wright Cressey, Susan D. Crain, Jan. 20, 1829. 
Zachariali Pcrrin, Prudence Knapp, Jan. 29, 1829. 
Curtis B. Brown, Betsey Maria Johnson, Feb. 24, 1829. 
Joel Warren, Jr., Mary Pratt, March 16, 1829. 

■ ■ 

Francis Hillery, Malinda Culver, May 3, 1829. 

Lyman Gale, of Barre, Vt., Phebe Hubbard, May 20, 1829. 

rborn July 10, 1807] 

John Hathaway, of Barre, Vt., Laurentine H. Cady, June 16, 


Silas Hubbell, of Champlain, N. Y., Ruth Paddock, July 9,1829. 
Moses Pingry, of Stowe, Vt., Elvira Brown, July 20, 1829. 
Moses P. Hutchinson, of Newbury, Vt., Jane Johnston, Sept. 

30,1829. I 

Anson Perley, of Enosburgh, Vt., Eady Emerson, Oct. 3, 1829. 

[born Apr. 27, 1810] 
Elijah H. Covell, Sarah Poor, Oct. 27, 1829. 
Marvin Tryon, of Montpelier, Vt., Parthenia Dewey, Nov. 3, 
1829. [born Aug. 24, 1817] 

George C. Moore, Hannah Ellis, Nov. 4, 1829. 
David Jones, Alaritta Clark, Dec. 28, 1829. 

The continuation of this record icill be found in The Vermont 





By Howard Redwood Guild. 

Joshua Reed 6 [Daniel, 5 Daniel, 4 Ralph, 3 William, 2 Thomas 1 ] 
the subject of this sketch, was the son of Daniel and Mary 
.(Converse) Reed of Woburn, Mass. — -born 1734, 18 Nov. — 
at Charlestown. His father Daniel Reed was an innholder — 
sometimes called "husbandman" — born 1700, 1 Oct., Woburn, 
m. 1722, 2y Dec, Woburn, d. 1757, Woburn. Will [Middle- 
sex Probate No. 13,167] dated 1757, 16 April, proved 1757, 7 
Nov. Daniel Reed, of Woburn, Mass., husbandman, wife 
Mary, executrix : mentions sons Samuel, Daniel, Joshua, 
James ; daughters Mary Evans, Elizabeth Osborn, Esther Hun- 
newell, Abigail Reed, Ruth Reed, daughter Wyman, son of 
daughter Sarah, daughter Hannah Richardson's child Hannah, 
etc. Inventory £373-18-18. 1759, 2 3 April, James Reed, 
minor, about 19 years, petitioned court to appoint Ebenezer 
Converse, of Woburn, his guardian, and Joshua Reed, gentle- 
man, of Medford, became bondsman for Ebenezer Converse 
{uncle of James and Joshua Reed]. The children of Daniel 
Reed, were, Sarah 1723, Mary 1725, Susanna 1726, Hannah 
1727, Ruth 1729, Samuel 1730, Daniel 1732, Joshua 1734, Eliz- 
abeth 1736, Esther 1738, all at Charlestown, and James 1740, 
Abigail 174 — , elsewhere. On his mother's (Sarah Johnson) 
side, Daniel Reed was descended from Capt. Edward Johnson, 
author of "Wonder Working Providence," and Lieut. Mat- 
thew Johnson. Joshua Reed's mother was Mary Converse 5 
[Robert, 4 James, 3 James, 2 Edward 1 ] who was born 1702, 17 
Feb., Woburn, and died 1786. Pier will [Middlesex Probate 
No. 13,237] dated 1769, 24 Apr., proved 1786, 8 June. She, 
Mary Reed, widow of Woburn, mentions sons Samuel, Joshua, 



James, Daniel, to daughter, Mary Evans, my peutcr platter- 
marked "M-C," daughter Wire, Ruth Fisk, Esther Hunnewell. 
Grandchildren, of Dan Wyman, Hannah Richardson. Sarah 
Reid, Sam Reid, Daniel Reid, Joshua Reid, James Reid, 
daughter Wire, Elizabeth Osburn, Susanna Reid, Susanna Wy- 
man, and all named "Mary," etc. 

Joshua Reed married 1755, 27 Mar., Medford, Sarah Dix, 
of Woburn. Her parentage is unknown. She was born 1734, 
and the only Sarah Dix at all likely to be this one is Sarah 
Dix, daughter of James and Susanna Dix, b. 1733, 10 Nov., 
Boston, so far as the writer has found. 

From this marriage resulted the following children ; Joshua 
1755, Susanna 1757, Richard 1759, Sarah 1761, Daniel 1764, 
— m. 1791, Esther Fultz, — Ruth 1766, Mary 1768, all recorded 
at Medford. 

Concerning Joshua Reed's military services in the Revolu- 
tion, there are a number of items of interest, as follows, Mass. 
Archives, EXIII-20 : Joshua Reed, of Medford, enlisted for 
three years in Capt. Child's Co., Col. Greaton's Regiment, 1779, 
9 June. Ibid XIJ-tio, Joshua Reed, of Medford, for three 
years, Child's Co., Greaton's 1st Mdx. Co. 1778, 19 Feb. Ibid. 
XXVJI-129. Ibid. X-140. Ibid. III-102. Ibid. XLI-41, 
Joshua Reed, residence Boston, enlisted during war, age 45 
years, height 5 ft. 8", complexion light, by occupation a baker, 
of Col. Greaton's Regt., mustered by Lieut. Pritchard. Boston 
Rcc. Com. Report, No. 25, p. 29, at a meeting of selectmen 
1786, 1 Feb., gave a certificate that Sarah Reed, widow of 
Joshua Reed, dec, a late soldier in Col. Greaton's Regt., is the 
proper person in the opinion of the selectmen to receive what 
is still due to him as wages while in the Continental service. 
Ibid. p. 320. Sarah Reed, Cross St., Boston, desires license 
as retailer. In census of 1790, Mrs. Reed, head of family, di- 
rect tax of 1798, Sally Reed, owner, wooden dwelling on Cross 
and Fish Sts., land 1105 sq. ft., house, 705 sq. ft., three and two 
stories, twenty windows, value $2,000.00. 



Sarah or Sally Reed, daughter of Joshua, b. 1761, Nov., Med- 
ford, m. 2nd, 1783, 16 May, to Joseph Delano 5 (Benj., 4 Joseph, 3 
Thomas, 2 , Philip 1 ), d. 1843, T 3 May, int. at Mt. Auburn. She 
m. 1st, 1778, William Hill, and 3rd, Beals. Joseph De- 
lano was b. 1745, Duxbury, d. 1796, Boston. By Joseph De- 
lano she had issue (a) Maria, b. 1784, 28 Oct., m. 1805, 1 Jan., 
Boston, William Cheever 8 (William, 7 William, 6 William, 5 
Thomas, 4 Thomas, 3 Ezekiel, 2 William 1 ) and d. 1872, 3 May, 
Cambridge, interred at Mount Auburn. William Cheever was 
b. 1782, 23 Dec., Salem, and died 1857, 26 Sept., Boston, aged 
75, interred at Mount Auburn. Their issue were William Hill 
Cheever 1805, Maria 1806, Sarah Ropes 1808, Samuel Hall 
1810, Simon Gardner 1813, Lorane Delano 181 5, William 
Winthrop 1822, Esther Maria 1825, Joseph Delano 1827, (b) 
Sophia 1785, (c) Benjamin 1787, (d) Esther Fultz 1790 (e) 
Mary Jackson 1792, (f) Lorana Perry 1794. 




By Byron N. Clark. 

The following account is taken from an "extra" of the 
"Northern Sentinel," published at Burlington, Vt., on Tues- 
day, September 13, 18 14. 


"The anxiety of the public to learn the particulars of the 
late splendid victory over the British squadron on this Lake, 
has induced us to publish the following, which are all that 
have come to our knowledge. 

"On Sunday, the ever memorable nth of September, the 
enemy's squadron was discovered about eight o'clock, A. M., 
standing up the lake with a favorable breeze, under a press of 
sail. Every preparation was made by our gallant Commo- 
dore to give them a warm and cordial reception ; with his 
squadron at anchor he awaited their approach. The enemy 
soon made their appearance off Cumberland Head and bore 
down for our squadron— the enemy's two largest vessels taking 
a position to attack the Saratoga, our flag ship. The first 
broadside from her killed the British Commodore (Downie) 
and her fire continued so spirited and well directed that the 
enemy's flag ship, the Confiance, soon after struck. At this 
time the whole broadside guns of the Saratoga next to the 
enemy were completely unmanageable. The enemy's brig 
continued her fire. Our Commodore slipped his cable and 


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-wore round, two broadsides compelled the brig to follow the 
example of the Confiance. In the meantime the Preble com- 
pelled one of the enemy's sloops to strike. The other grounded 
on Hospital Island just before the battle ended, and was taken 
possession of by some of our Gallies. The enemy's Gallies, 
except two which were sunk, with the assistance of their oars 
effected their escape. The slaughter on board the British fleet 
was immense. The Confiance alone had no killed and 
wounded. Our loss is severe — 56 men killed and wounded 
on board the Saratoga — Commodore Macdonough himself was 
three different times knocked down by the splinters and falling 
spars and blocks, but has escaped with trifling injury. The 
loss on either side it is difficult and as yet impossible to as- 

"The comparative loss of the enemy with ours is stated at 
two to one. 

"The British fleet consisted of fifteen vessels, viz. : — 

The Confiance, mounting 39 guns. 

Linnet, mounting 16 guns. 

Chub, mounting 11 guns. 

Finch, mounting • 1 1 guns. 

1 1 Gallies, mounting 16 guns. 

93 guns. 

""Our fleet of fourteen vessels, viz. : — 

Saratoga, 26 

Eagle 20 

Ticonderoga 17 

Com. Preble 7 

6 Gallies, 2 each 12 

4 Gallies, 1 each 4 


"On the result of this most glorious victory comment is un- 
necessary. The names of Macdonough and of his gallant of- 
ficers, will be inserted among those of Decatur, Hull, Perry, 



Bainbridge, Porter and Jones, and like them will be held in 
everlasting remembrance. 

"The enemy under Sir George Prevost amounting to 14,000 
regulars and embodied militia, in four brigades commanded by 
Major Generals De Rottenburgh, Powers, Brisbane and Rob- 
inson, appeared before our works at Plattsburgh, and after 
bombarding, cannonading and rocket-firing were obliged to 
retreat in the night of Sunday last, in great confusion, leaving 
a number of their tents, several pieces cannon, great quanti- 
ties of ammunition, bombs, cannon balls, grape shot, fixed cart- 
ridges, shovels, spades, axes, pick axes, bread, flour, beef, etc., 
etc., in our possession, together with all their sick and wounded 
to our mercy. The gallantry of General Macomb, his subal- 
terns and brave regulars (not exceeding 1,500), have never 
been exceeded. Not a pallid cheek was seen during the whole 
affair, notwithstanding the showers of shot, shells and rockets 
which were directed at our works. On silencing the enemy's 
battery the second time, Sir George made his escape with his 
life guard, while we were playing the tune of Yankee Doodle. 

"The militia, thirty-two hundred, without distinction of 
party or age, in every instance have distinguished themselves. 
The Vermont volunteers have behaved with the coolness of 
regulars, and their conduct has fulfilled the expectations, which 
the promptness and spirit with which they turned out had 

"The enemv in their flight destroyed all the bridges and ob- 
structed the road by trees, baggage, etc. They were however 
pursued as far as Chazy, but on account of the obstructions of 
the road and their precipient retreat, our heroes were not able 
to overtake them. The enemy have learnt a lesson long to be 
remembered, that the 'soil of Freedom is sacred, that it must 
not, shall not, be polluted with impunity.' In this their expedi- 
tion by land and water, we can account to Sir George for more 
than two thousand of his men killed and prisoners, and more 
than ninety pieces of cannon. 





"To the interposition of heaven, be ascribed our glorious 


SEPTEMBER J 7, 1814. 

"The brave and lamented Captain Downie, in the Confi- 
ance, led our small flotilla in battle in a gallant style, and as 
far as talents, the valor of British tars, and enthusiastic devo- 
tion to their country, could command victory, the most suc- 
cessful event was reasonably expected. That noble officer fell 
in his country's cause, the second shot, but his place was ably 
filled by his Lieut, who continued the engagement with una- 
bated vigor, and was in the act of laying alongside the largest 
ship of the enemy, when the rudder of the Confiance was un- 
shipped by a shot from the enemy. The Linnet, a small brig, 
which with the Confiance, was the only vessel of any size in 
our flotilla, went ashore ; in this state lying like a log on the 
water, the Confiance maintained the unequal contest with the 
whole flotilla of the enemy, in which were 4 vessels of large 
size. History produces nothing superior to the valor and gal- 
lantry of the officers and crew of the Confiance ; suffice it to 
say that she was literally fought to the water's edge ; and if 
accounts are true, there remained but thirty of her men unhurt 
at the end of 5 hours' fighting. Such men will bring down 
the Americans, as their fathers heretofore have done the Dutch, 
who without disparagement, were at one time better sailors 
than our unnatural foe. Would that a veil could be drawn 
over the scene on shore ! but it must afford a sad tale in the 
page of British history ! The scientific, brave Generals, Offi- 
cers, and soldiers of the Duke of Wellington's army, and the 
others who have before fought in our cause in the Canadas, 
did everything which depended on them to support the noble 

i •: 



-efforts of their brothers on the water. That distinguished of- 

i t=>' 

JExtr acts from General Orders Issued by Gen* Alex* Macomb 
at Pittsburgh, on September H, J8J4* 

"The Governor General of the Canadas and Commander in 
Chief of the British forces in North America, having invaded 
the Territories of the United States, with the avowed purpose 
of conquering the country as far as Crown Point and Ticon- 
deroga, there to winter his forces with a view to further con- 
quest, brought with him a powerful army and flotilla — an army 
amounting to fourteen thousand men, completely equipped and 
accompanied by a numerous train of artillery and all the engines 
•of war — men who had conquered in France, Spain, Portugal, 
the Indies, and in various other parts of the Globe, and led by 
the most distinguished Generals of the British army. A flo- 
tilla also, superior to ours in vessels, men and guns, had de- 
termined at once to crush us both by land and by water. 

"The Governor General * * * appeared before the village of 
Plattsburgh, with his whole army, and on the eleventh, the day 
fixed for the general attack, the flotilla arrived. 

"The enemy's flotilla at 8 in the morning passed Cumber- 
land Head, and at 9 engaged our flotilla at anchor in the bay 
off the town, fully confident of crushing in an instant the whole 

ficer, General Robinson, who has been twice wounded this year 
on the other continent, with part of his brigade, had braved all 
danger in an assault. Some of the picquet Fort were heretofore 
away, and a few minutes more would have given up the forti- 
fications, with an immense train of artillery into our hands, 
and every American must have fallen, or been made prisoners. 
It was thought necessary to check the ardor of the troops, and 
Ave must now instantly redouble our energies to obtain the 
command of the Lake, or with humility await our future des- 






of our naval force; but our gallant Commodore Macdonough 
in the short space of two hours, obliged the large vessels to 
strike their colors, whilst the gallics saved themselves by flight. 
This glorious achievement was in full view of the several forts, 
and the American forces had the satisfaction of witnessing the 
Victory. The British army was also posted on the surround- 
ing heights, that it could not but behold the interesting strug- 
gle for dominion on the Lake. At the same hour the fleets en- 
gaged, the enemy opened his batteries on our Forts, throwing 
hundreds of shells, balls and rockets and attempted at the same 
time to cross the Saranack at three different points to assault 
the works. At the upper ford he was met by the Militia and 
Volunteers, and after repeated attempts was driven back with 
considerable loss in killed, wounded and prisoners. At the 
Bridge near the Village he was repulsed by the pickets and 
brave riflemen under Captain Grovenor and Lts. Hamilton and 
Riley,and at the Bridge in the town,he was foiled by the guards, 
Block Houses, and the Artillery of the forts, served by Capt. 
Alexander Brooks, Capts. Richards and Smith, and Lieuts. 
Mount ford, Smyth and Cromwell. The enemy's fire was re- 
turned with effect from our batteries and by sunset we had the 
satisfaction to silence seven batteries which he had erected, and 
to see his column retiring to their camps, beyond the reach of 
our guns. 

"Thus beaten by land and by water, the Governor General 
withdrew his Artillery and raised the siege ; at 9 at night sent off 
his heavy baggage and under cover of darkness, retreated with 
his whole army towards Canada, leaving his wounded on the 
field, and a vast quantity of bread, flour and beef which he had 
not time to destroy, besides a quantity of bombshells, shot, 
flints and ammunition of all kinds, which remain at the bat- 
teries and lie concealed in the ponds and rivers. As soon as 
his retreat was discovered the Light troops, Volunteers and 
Militia, were in pursuit, and followed as far as Chazy, captur- 
ing several dragoons and soldiers, besides covering the escape 





Commodore MacdonougVs Official Reports* 

United States' ship Saratoga, off 

Pittsburgh, Sept. 1 1, 1814. 
Sir : The Almighty has been pleased to grant us a signal vic- 
tory on Lake Champlain, in the capture of one frigate, one 
brig, and two sloops of war of the enemy. 

I have the honor to be, 
Very respectfully sir, 
Your obedient servant, 
T. Macdonough, Com. 
Hon. William Jones, secretary of the navy. 

; . 





of hundreds of deserters, who continue still to be coming in. 
A violent storm and continual fall of rain prevented the brave 
Volunteers and Militia from further pursuit. 

"Thus have the attempts of the invaders been frustrated by 
a regular force of only fifteen hundred men, a brave and active 
body of Militia of the State of New York, under Gen. Mooers, 
and Volunteers of the respectable and patriotic citizens of Ver- 
mont, led by Gen. Strong and other gentlemen of distinction, 
the whole not exceeding two thousand five hundred men. 

"The British forces being now either expelled or captured, 
the services of the Volunteers and Militia may be dispensed 

"General Macomb cannot however permit the Militia of New 
York and the Volunteers of Vermont, to depart without carry- 
ing with them the high sense he entertains for their merits. The 
zeal with which they came forward in defence of their Country, 
when the signal of danger was given by the General, reflects 
the highest lustre on their patriotism and spirit. * * * 

"The General, in the name of the United States, thanks the 
Volunteers and the Militia for their distinguished services, and 
wishes them a happy return to their families and friends." 


United States' ship Saratoga, 
Plattsburgh Bay, Sept. II, 1814. 

Sir : I have the honor to give you the particulars of the ac- 
tion which took place on the nth inst. on this lake. 

For several days the enemy were on their way to Platts- 
burgh, by land and water; and it being understood that an at- 
tack would be made at the same time by their land and naval 
forces, I determined to await at anchor the approach of the 

At 8 A. M. the lookout boat announced the approach of 
the enemy. At 9 he anchored in a line ahead, at about 300 

United States' ship Saratoga, at anchor off 

Plattsburgh, Sept. 13, 1814. 

Sir : By Lieut. Commandant Cassin I have the honor to con- 
vey to you the flags of his Brittannic majesty's late squadron, 
captured on the nth inst. by the United States' squadron, under 
my command. Also, my despatches relating to that occurrence, 
which should have been in your possession at an earlier period, 
but for the difficulty in arranging the different statements. 

The squadron under my command now lies at Plattsburgh 
— it will bear of considerable diminution, and leave a force suf- 
ficient to repel any attempt of the enemy in this quarter. I 
shall wait your order what to do with the whole or any part 
thereof, and should it be consistent, I beg you will favor me 
with permission to leave the lake and place me under command 
of Commodore Decatur, at New York. My health (being some 
time on the lake), together with the almost certain inactivity of 
future naval operations here, are among the causes for this re- 
quest of my removal. 

I have the honor to be, 

Sir, with much respect, 
Your most obedient servant, 

T. Macdonough. 

Hon. William Jones, secretary of the navy, Washington. 


yards distance from my line ; his ship opposed to the Saratoga, 
his brig to the Eagle, Captain Robert Henley, his galleys, thir- 
teen in number, to the schooner, sloop, and a division of our 
galleys: one of his sloops assisting their ship and brig, the 
other assisting their galleys. Our remaining galleys with the 
Saratoga and Eagle. In this situation, the whole force, on 
both sides, became engaged : the Saratoga suffering much from 
the heavy fire of the Confiance. I could perceive at the same 
time, however, that our fire was very destructive to her. The 
Ticonderoga, Lieut. Commandant Cassin, gallantly sustained 
her full share of the action. At half past 10 o'clock, the Eagle, 
not being able to bring her guns to bear, cut her cable, and 
anchored in a more eligible position, between my ship and the 
Ticonderoga, where she very much annoyed the enemy, but un- 
fortunately leaving me exposed to a galling fire from the ene- 
my's brig. Our guns on the starboard side being nearly all dis- 
mounted, or not manageable, a stern anchor was let go, the 
bower cable cut, and the ship winded with a fresh broadside on 
Ihe enemy's ship, which soon after surrendered. Our broad- 
side was then sprung to bear on the brig, which surrendered in 
about 15 minutes after. 

The sloop that was opposed to the Eagle had struck some 
time before, and drifted down the line; the sloop which was 
with their galleys having struck also; three of their galleys are 
said to be sunk, the others pulled off. Our galleys were about 
obeying, with alacrity, the signal to follow them, when all the 
vessels were reported to me to be in a sinking state ; it then be- 
came necessary to annul the signal to the galleys, and order 
their men to the pumps. 

I could only look at the enemy's galleys going off in a shat- 
tered condition, for there was not a mast in either squadron 
that could stand to make sail on ; the lower rigging, being nearly 
all shot away, hung down as though it had been just placed over 
the mast heads. 


The Saratoga had fifty-five rounds shot in her hull ; the Con- 
fiance one hundred and five. The enemy's shot passed prin- 
cipally just over our heads, as there were not twenty whole 
hammocks in the nettings at the close of the action, which 
lasted, without intermission, two hours and twenty minutes. 

The absence and sickness of Lieut. Raymond Perry, left me 
without the services of that excellent officer ; much ought fairly 
to be attributed to him for his great care and attention in dis- 
ciplining the ship's crew, as her first lieutenant. His place was 
filled by a gallant young officer, Lieut. Peter Gamble, who I 
regret to inform you, was killed early in the action. Acting 
Lieut. Vallette worked the 1st and 2d divisions of guns with 
able effect. Sailing Master Brum's attention to the springs, 
and in the execution of the order to wind the ship, and occa- 
sionally at the guns, meets with my entire approbation ; also 
Captain Young's commanding the acting marines, who took his 
men to the guns. Mr. Beale, purser, was of great service at the 
guns and in carrying my orders throughout the ship, with Mid- 
shipman Montgomery. Master's Mate, Joshua Justin, had the 
command of the third division : his conduct during the action 
was that of a brave and correct officer. Midshipmen Monteath, 
Graham, Williamson, Piatt, Thwing, and Acting Midshipman 
Baldwin, all behaved well, and gave evidence of their making 
valuable officers. 

The Saratoga was twice set on fire by hot shot from the 
enemy's ship. 

I close, sir, this communication with feelings of gratitude 
for the able support I received from every officer and man at- 
tached to the squadron which I have the honor to command. 

I have the honor to be, 

With great respect, sir, 
Your most obedient servant, 

T. Macdonough. 

Hon. William Jones, secretary of the navy. 




P. S. Accompanying this is a list of killed and wounded, a 
list of the prisoners, and a precise statement of both forces en- 
gaged. Also letters from Captain Henley and Lieutenant 
Commandant Cassin. T. M. 

Statement of the American force engaged on the nth Sep- 
tember, 1814. 

"Saratoga, 8 long 24-pounders; 6 42-pound carronades; 12 
52-pound carronades. Total, 26 guns. 

Eagle, 12 32-pound carronades and 8 long 12-pounders. 
Total, 20 guns. 

Ticonderoga, 8 long 12-pounders; 4 18-pounders; 5 32- 
pound carronades. Total, 17 guns. 

Preble, 7 long 9-pounders. Total, 7 guns. 


Allen, 1 long 24-pr. and 1 18-pr. Columbiad, 2; Burrows, 1 
long 24-pr. and 1 18-pr. Columbiad, 2; Borer, 1 long 24-pr. and 
I 18-pr. Columbiad, 2; Nettle, 1 long 24-pr. and 1 18-pr. 
Columbiad, 2; Viper, 1 long 24-pr. and 1 18-pr. Columbiad, 
2; Centipede, 1 long 24-pr. and 1 18-pr. Columbiad, 2; Ludlow, 
1 long 12-pounder, 1 ; Wilmer, 1 long 12-pounder, 1 ; Alwyn, 
1 long 12-pounder, 1 ; Ballard, 1 long 12-pounder, 1. Guns, 


Fourteen long 24-pounders, 6 42-pound carronades, 29 32- 
pound carronades, 12 long 18-pounders, 12 12-pounders, 7 9- 
poundefs, 6 18-pound Columbiads. Total, 86 guns. 

T. Macdonough. 

Statement of the enemy's force engaged on the nth Septem- 
ber, 1814: 

Frigate Confiance, 2J long 24-pounders, 4 32-pound carron- 
ades, 6 24-pound carronades, 2 long 18-pounders, on b. deck. 
Total, 39 guns. 


Brig Linnet, 16 long 12-pounders, 16; Sloop Chub,* 10 18- 
pound carronades, 1 long 6-pounder, 11; Finch,* 6 18-pound 
carronades, 1 18-pound Columbiad, 4 long 6-pounders, 11. 


Sir James Yeo, 1 long 24-pounder and 1 32-pound carronade, 
2 ; Sir George Prevost, 1 long 24 pounder and 1 32-pound 
carronade, 2 ; Sir Sidney Beckwith, 1 long 24-pounder and 1 
32-pound carronade, 2; Broke, 1 long 18-pounder and 1 32- 
pound carronade, 2 ; Murray, 1 long 18-pounder and 1 18-pound 
carronade, 2; Wellington, 1 long 18-pounder and 1 18-pound 
carronade, 2; Tecumsech, 1 long 18-pounder and 1 18-pound 
carronade, 2; name unknown, 1 18-pounder and 1 18-pound 
carronade, 2 ; Drummond, 1 32-pound carronade ; Simcoe, 1 
32-pound carronade ; one unknown, 1 32-pound carronade, 1 ; 
unknown, 1 32-pound carronade, 1 ; unknown, 1 32-pound car- 
ronade, 1. Total, 95. 


Thirty long 24-pounders, 7 long 18-pounders, 16 long 12- 
pounders, 5 long 6-pounders, 13 32-pound carronades, 6 24- 
pound carronades, 17 18-pound carronades, 1 18-pound Colum- 
biad. Total, 95 guns. 

T. Macdonougii. . 

United States' brig Eagle, 
Pittsburgh, Sept. 12, 18 14. 

SirM am happy to inform you that all my officers and men 
acted bravely, and did their duty in the battle yesterday, with 
the enemy. 

* These sloops were formerly the United States' Growler and 



I shall have the pleasure of making a more particular repre- 
sentation of the respective merits of my gallant officers, to the 
honorable the secretarv of the navv. 

I have the honor to be, 
Respectfully sir, 
Your most obedient servant, 
Robert Heni,ey. 
P. S. We had 31 round shot in our hull (mostly 24-pound- 
ers), four in our lower masts, and we were well peppered with 
grape. I enclose my boatswain's report. 

United States' Schooner Ticonderoga, 

Pittsburgh Bay, Sept. 12, 181 4. 

It is with pleasure I state, that every officer and man under 
my command, did their duty yesterday. 

Yours respectfully, 

Stephen Cassin, 

Lieutenant Commandant. 
Commodore Thomas Macdonough. 

United States' ship Saratoga, 

Sept. 15, 1814, off Plattsburgh. 

As Providence has given into my* command the squadron on 

Lake Champlain. of which you were (after the fall of Captain 

Downie) the commanding officer, I beg you will, after the able 

conflict you sustained, and evidence of determined valor you 

evinced on board his Britannic majesty's brig Linnet, until the 

necessity of her surrender, accept of. your enclosed parole, not 

to serve against the United States, or their dependencies, until 

regularly exchanged. 

I am, &c. &c. 

T. Macdonough. 
To Captain Pring, royal navy. 


Macdonough's Official Report of the American Losses and 

British Prisoners* 

United States' ship Saratoga, 

September 13, 1814. 
Sir : I have the honor to enclose you a list of the killed and 
wounded on board the different vessels of the squadron under 
vour command in the action of the nth inst. 

It is impossible to ascertain correctly the loss of the enemy. 
From the best information received from the British officers, 
from my own observations, and from various lists found on 
board the Confiance, I calculate the number of men on board 
of that ship at the commencement of the action, at 270, of 
whom 180, at least, were killed and wounded ; and on board the 
other captured vessels at least 80 more, making in the whole, 
killed or wounded, 2G0. This is doubtless short of the real 
number, as many were thrown overboard from the Coniiance 
during the engagement. 

The' muster books must have been thrown overboard, or 
otherwise disposed of, as they are not to be found. 

I am, sir, respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 

Gkorgk BkalK, Jr., Purser. 
Thomas Macdonough, esq., commanding United States' squad- 
ron on Lake Champlain. 

Return of killed and wounded on board the United States' 
squadron on Lake Champlain, in the engagement with the 
British fleet, on the nth of September, 1814. 


/ Peter Gamble, lieutenant. 
Thomas Butler, quarter gunner. 
James Norberry, boatswain's mate. 
Abraham Davis, quartermaster. 
William Wycr, sailmaker. 


William Brickell, seaman. 
Peter Johnson, seaman. 
John Coleman, seaman. 
Benjamin Burrill, ordinary seaman. 
Andrew Parmelee, ordinary seaman. 
Peter Post, seaman. 
• David Bennett, seaman. 
Ebenezer Johnson, seaman. 
Joseph Couch, landsman. 
Thomas Stevens, seaman. 
Randall McDonald, ordinary seaman. 
John White, ordinary seaman. 
Samuel Smith, seaman. 
Thomas Maloney, ordinary seaman. 
Andrew Nelson, seaman. 
John Sellack, seaman. 
Peter Hanson, seaman. 
Jacob Laraway, seaman. 
Edward Moore, seaman. 
Jerome Williams, ordinary seaman. 
James Carlisle, marine. 
John Smart, seaman. 
Earl Hannemon, seaman. 
Total, 28. 


James M. Baldwin, acting midshipman. 
Joseph Barron, pilot. 
Robert Gary, quarter gunner. 
George Cassin, quartermaster. 
John Hollingsworlh, seaman. 
Thomas Robinson, seaman. 
Purnall Smith, seaman. 
John Ottiwell, seaman. 
, / John Thompson, ordinary seaman. 

William Tabee, ordinary seaman. 
William Williams, ordinary seaman. 
John Roberson, seaman. 
John Towns, landsman. 
John Shays, seaman. 
John S. Hammond, seaman. 
James Barlow, seaman. 
James Nagle, ordinary seaman. 
John Lanman, seaman. 
Peter Colbcrg, seaman. 
William Newton, ordinary seaman. 
Neil T. TTeidmont, seaman. 


James Steward, seaman. 
John Adams, landsman. 
Charles Ratche, seaman. 
Benjamin Jackson, marine. 
Jesse Vanhorn, marine. 
Joseph Ketter, marine. 
Samuel Pearson, marine. 
Total, 29. 


Peter Yandermere, master's mate. 
John Ribero, seaman. 
Jacob Landman, seaman. 
Perkins Moore, ordinary seaman. 
James Winship, ordinary seaman. 
Thomas Anwright, ordinary seaman. 
Nace Wilson, ordinary seaman. 
. Thomas Lewis, boy. 
John Wallace, marine. 
Joseph Ileaton, marine. 
Robert Stratton, marine. 
James M. PJale, musician. 
John Wood, musician. 
Total, 13. 


Joseph Smith, lieutenant. 
William A. Spencer, acting lieutenant. 
Francis Breeze, master's mate. 
Abraham Walters, pilot. 
William C. Allen, quartermaster. 
\ James Duick, quarter gunner. 
Andrew McEwen, seaman. 
Zebediah Conklin, seaman. 
Joseph Valentine, seaman. 
John Hartley, seaman. 
John Micklan, seaman. 
Robert Buckley, seaman. 
Aaron Fitzgerald, boy. 
Purnall Boice, ordinary seaman. 
John N. Craig, seaman. 
John McKenny, seaman. 
Mathew Scriyer, marine. 
"George Mainwaring, marine. 

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Henry Jones, marine. 
John McCarty, marine. 
Total, 20. 


John Stansbury, lieutenant. 
John Fisher, boatswain's mate. 
John Atkinson, boatswain's mate. 
Henry Johnson, seaman. 
Deodrick Think, marine. 
John Sharp, marine. 
Total, 6. 


Patrick Cassin, seaman. 
Ezekiel Gould, seaman. 
Samuel Sawyer, seaman. 
William Le Count, seaman. 
Henry Collin, seaman. 
John Condon, marine. 
Total, 6. 



Rogers Carter, acting sailing master. 
Joseph Rowe, boatswain's mate. 




Arthur W. Smith, purser's steward. 
^ \ Thomas Gill, boy. 

James Day, marine. 


Ebenezer Cobb, corporal of marines. 


James Taylor, landsman. 


Peter Frank, seaman. 





Killed. Wounded. 

Saratoga 28 29 

Eagle 7 13 20 

Ticonderoga 6 6 ' 

Preble 2 — 

Borer '. 3 I 

Centipede : . ■ — 1 

Wilmer — - I 

Gunboats, Nettle, Allen, Viper, Burrows, Ludlow, Alwyn, 
Ballard, — none killed or wounded. 

GEORGE Beai,e, Jr., Purser. 

. T. Macdonough. 

List of prisoners captured on nth September, and sent to 


# Daniel Pring,* captain. 
Hicks, lieutenant. 
Creswick, lieutenant. 
Robinson, lieutenant. 
McGhie, lieutenant. 
Drew, lieutenant. 
Hornsby, lieutenant. 
Childs, lieutenant marines. 
Fitzpatrick, lieutenant 39th regiment. 
Bryden, sailing master. 
Clark, master mate. 
Simmonds, master mate. 
Todd, surgeon. 
^ Giles, purser. 

Guy, captain clerk. 
Dowel 1, midshipman. 
Aire, midshipman. 
Bondell, midshipman. 
Toorke, midshipman. 
Kewstra, midshipman. 
Davidson, boatswain. 
Elvin, gunner. 
Mickel, gunner. 

* On parole. 




Cox, carpenter. 

Parker, purser. 

Martin, surgeon. 

McCabe, assistant surgeon. 

340 seamen. 

47 wounded men paroled. 


Record of the Force and Loss of the American and British 
Fleets sent by Commodore Macdoaough to a Citizen 

of Burlington, Vt* 

























3 * 

Saratoga, ship, 
Eagle, brig, 
Ticonderoga, schooner, 
Preble, sloop, 
10 Gunboats, 

Totals, 86 820 49 57 

The American officers killed were Lieutenants Gamble and 
Stanbury, and Sailing Master Carter. 

Large ship, 


Sloop, formerly Growler, 1 1 
vSloop, formerly Eagle, 
n Gunboats, 
























2 probably sunk- 






The British officers killed were Commodore Downie, Captain 
Pring, and six or eight lieutenants.' The wounded were pa- 
roled and sent bv vessel to the Tsle aux Noix. 










Bishop-Stewart. — Information desired regarding the an- 
cestry and family connections of Ebenezer Bishop, born in New 
Jersey, 25 March, 1724, and his wife Mary Stewart, who was 
born 4 April, 1729. Their children were, James, a surgeon in 
the Continental army, who was at one time a prisoner on the 
"Jersey:" Ebenezer; William, who escapel from the Sugar 
House Prison, swam the Hudson to the Jersey shore, was 
there captured and bayonnetted by Tories, but reached his 
home, near New Brunswick, and recovered ; Phoeba ; Hannah ; 
Stewart ; David ; Elizabeth ; Moses ; Aaron. The last two were 
twins. \Y. A. Bishop, Savannah, Ga. 

Shppp:y. — Samuel Shippey and Anne my wife, of East 
Greenwich, R. I., have received of Henry Straight, and Mary 
his wife, the full sum of £9.18.8., which is in consideration of a 
house and land in Dorchester, belonging to the estate of our 
late deceased mother, Alary Hooper. 24 Aug., 1703. Suf- 
folk Deeds, 21, 373. 

The Tucker Genealogy, by Tyler Seymour Morris, Chi- 
cago, 1902 [8vo. pp. 305], does not pretend to contain the 
'names of all the Tuckers in America, but only of those and of 
their connections by marriage, from whom are descended a 
certain family in Chicago of the present day. Its sub-title 
correctly represents its scope, "A Record of Gilbert Ruggles 
and Evelina Christina (Snyder) Tucker, Their Ancestors and 
Descendants." Morris Tucker of Salisbury, Mass., was the 
first of that family in this country, the line being by way of his 
third son Joseph. Reuben 4 (Moses, 3 Joseph, 2 Morris 1 ), the 
grandfather of Gilbert Ruggles Tucker, was a Loyalist in the 



254 NOTES. 

Revolution, and he and his immediate descendants lived in 
Nova Scotia for a generation. 

The Mayflower connnections of the family also form a 
prominent feature of the book. A few of the marriage alli- 
ances are under the names of Converse, French, Gilbert, Hath- 
away, Morris, Ruggles, Seymour, Shaw, Sherman, and Talbot. 
There are numerous pictures of places, several of MSS, one 
portrait, that of Edward Winslow, and several maps. Copies 
of wills and deeds, gravestone inscriptions, and a transcript 
of the Mayflower compact further enrich the record. The 
book is handsomely printed and bound, and is genealogically 
and historically correct, a labor of love and an excellent ex- 
ample of the outlook on general history of which genealogy is 
capable. Herein is not merely a record of a single family, but 
the story of Pilgrim and Puritan, of Loyalist and Patriot, told 
from a personal and family point of view. K. M. C. 

Ciiarlks Allen, of Portsmouth, N. H., 1657, and some of 
his descendants, is the title of a pamphlet by Frank W. Allen, 
reprinted from the Register. Charles Allen was aged about 
40 in 1667 and was married that year to Suzanna, daughter of 
John and Bridget Huggins, of Plampton, N. H. He is not 
mentioned in any of the genealogical dictionaries and his an- 
cestry is unknown. He had sons Daniel, John and Charles, 
and daughters Suzanna and Martha. 

Mr. James Shepard, of New Britain, has published in sep- 
arate form ; 

The New Haven and Wallingford Johnsons 

The New Haven Potters, 1639 

Samuel BlakeslEy oe New Haven, Conn., and his de- 

John Hall oe Wallingeord, Conn. 


NOTES. 255 

Monographs, such as Mr. Shepard and Mr. Allen have 
given us, are of more real value to genealogists than the cum- 
bersome family history. Mr. Shepard has the faculty of col- 
lecting and printing the essential facts relating to the families 
in which he is interested. 

Wylie genealogy. — By E. G. Wylie. pp. 32. Illustrated. 
The author has traced the descendants of Samuel Wylie, a 
Scotch-Irish emigrant who with his son William served in the 
Continental army. He has added information relating to the 
families of Bird, Bliss, Chapman, Fry, Gray, Griswold, Lovett, 
Taylor, Winn, etc. 

The Lancaster Family. — A History of Thomas and Phebe 
Lancaster of Bucks County, Penn., and their descendants, 171 1- 
1902, etc. By Harry F. Lancaster. 8 vo. clo., pp. 291 and 

Thomas Lancaster was brought to America by Ann Chap- 
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visited England in 1711. Lancaster married, 1725, Phebe, 
daughter of John Wardell, of Boston, but then of Wrightstown, 

The author has not confined his researches to descendants in 
the male lines, but has published a great deal of information re- 
lating to other families which renders the book of greater value 
and interest. The many illustrations were selected with good 
judgment. The book, as a whole, is a most creditable produc- 
tion in spite of the departure from the best standard in genea- 
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The April issue will contain the first installment of a 
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The value of this important contribution to American gene- 
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It is roughly estimated that the Waters collection consists 
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Among the features for 1903 will be copies of death and 
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